“The speaker does not agree with the decision,” Doug Andres, spokesperson for Paul Ryan told the Wall Street Journal. “Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.”
Ryan’s decision to throw in against our president’s decision sounds just like several Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer among them, who are leveling similar criticisms.
“Joe Arpaio ignored the courts of law in order to systematically target Latinos in AZ,” Schumer claimed in a statement, per Politico. “The definition of racism and bigotry.”
.@POTUS pardon of fellow birther Arpaio makes mockery of rule of law, & says communities of color can be targeted & abused w/ total impunity
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 26, 2017
This comes following Ryan’s decision to side with leftists in criticizing President Trump’s measured response to Charlottesville, going to liberal media outlet CNN to say in a town hall that President Trump “messed up” during his press conference at luxurious Trump Tower in New York City at the start of this month when he denounced the media and violent communists as well as neo-Natzis and the KKK.
Ryan’s choice to continue undermining our president in important moments of his presidency is the same as his behavior during the 2016 campaign. Ryan hasn’t ever been supportive of the President Trump. He even, as Breitbart News exposed earlier this year, wanted fellow Republicans to give up on the president’s campaign against the loser Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in October 2016, in the home stretch!
“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan said during a conference call with House Republicans, audio of which was reported by Breitbart News this spring. Well, Mr. Ryan, if you won’t defend the president of this great nation, why should he defend you?