Former House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not attend the 2024 Republican National Convention (RNC) if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination for president.
In an interview with WISN-TV, Ryan said his only chance at the RNC was to nominate someone other than Trump.
He was literally ‘never a Trumper.’
“It depends on who the nominee is. If it’s no-name Trump, I’ll be here,” he said in the interview.
The RNC is scheduled for mid-July at the Fiserve Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ryan is a native and has served in Congress representing the Badger State.
“I’m not interested in participating in that, no,” he added. “Even in Wisconsin.”
Paul Ryan will not attend the RNC if Trump is the nominee.
Can someone tell him that literally no one cares?pic.twitter.com/zasfSnej2m
— Colin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 25, 2023
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Paul Ryan says he’ll quit the RNC if Trump is nominated
Nothing demonstrates leadership and the courage of one’s conservative beliefs like taking your ball and going home.
Paul Ryan’s decision not to attend the RNC if Republican voters elect Trump is probably bold and stunning in his own mind.
For the rest of us, that same loser attitude led Trump to spend his entire first term being ripped apart by Democrats and the media. Because ‘Never Trumpers’ fight for nothing but themselves.
That same loser attitude makes Democrats side with Democrats in the interest of ‘bipartisanship’. Never In favor of the Republicans.
And it took nearly three minutes for Trump to point out what a ‘loser’ Ryan was.
“Paul Ryan lost, Mitt Romney could have won without him,” Trump wrote on his Truth social media platform.
“Paul Ryan is destroying Fox, and could not become an elected dogcatcher in the Republican Party!”
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Continues to rip Trump
In his interview with WISN-TV, Ryan continued to attack Trump, accusing him of being a loser.
“We know we’re going to lose with him because I don’t think he’s going to be our nominee,” she said.
“He lost us the House in ’18, he lost us the White House in ’20, he lost us the Senate in ’20, he cost us the Senate again in 2022, and he cost us probably a good dozen House seats in 2022,” Ryan continued.
“It’s a lesson we don’t need to repeat again.”
That will bring out Republicans in the masses to vote for Trump
— Tamara (@Tamaralynn212) February 25, 2023
Paul Ryan is in a personal fight against Trump, and it doesn’t just involve boycotting the RNC.
As a member of the Fox News board of directors, Ryan urged the network owner to distance itself from Trump in the months following the 2020 election, according to court documents in the Dominion lawsuit.
He urged Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch to “move on from Donald Trump and stop telling lies”.
Paul Ryan, who now sits on the Fox Corporation board of directors, implored Murdoch to “move on from Donald Trump and stop telling election lies…”
“It opens the door to litigation from shareholders, whose own board members tried to stop it.”
— Lisa Rene (@GreenieYogini) March 1, 2023
The former House speaker’s criticism of Trump’s costing the election of candidates is rich considering Trump spent much of 2020 campaigning and contributing to people based on impeachment efforts.
And they are losers too.
Former Rep. Tom Rice (SC), who Ryan declared had the “audacity” to impeach Trump, took a hammering in his re-election bid after the endorsement.
Rep. Tom Rice (R), likely to lose renomination in SC07 — either tonight or in a June 28 runoff — campaigned as the race with ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan ended.
That suggests Ryan isn’t exactly an influential figure in GOP politics these days, to put it mildly.
— David Mark (@DavidMarkDC) June 15, 2022
Ryan supported the campaign efforts of former Representative Liz Cheney. And we all know what happened there.
Ryan further cemented his status as a ‘loser’ on January 6 after admitting to “feeling sad” as he watched the riots unfold in the Capitol.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan “sobbed” while watching the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol on television, a new book reports. https://t.co/dvho78tzQU
— CNN (@CNN) July 11, 2022
Ryan said of the events at the Capitol: “I was horrified.”
Come on, now. Paul, AOC thinks you are being a bit dramatic.
Trump referred to Ryan as “anathema to the Republican Party” after advising the GOP to distance itself from the former president and “populist appeal of a personality.”
“He has no clue what to do for our country, has been a weak and ineffective leader, and spends his time fighting Republicans as opposed to Democrats who are destroying our country,” Trump lashed out.
Trump calls Paul Ryan ‘curse of the Republican Party’ after former House speaker attacks him
– Brett R. Smith (@BrettRSmith76) May 28, 2021
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