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Ex-GOP Rep. Calls Out Paul Ryan: You’d Be Looking Into Impeachment if Trump Was a Democrat

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A former Republican congressman called out Paul Ryan on Twitter after the James Comey hearing yesterday.

On Thursday, Ryan defended President Trump on his conversations with Comey, saying, “The president’s new at this. He’s new to government, and so he probably wasn’t steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He’s just new to this.”

At one point, a reporter asked him if he would be already calling for impeachment if Trump was a Democrat. Ryan said, “I don’t think we would, actually.”

Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R- SC), who runs the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University, took to Twitter to call him out and say that he should put the country first:

Inglis is not a fan of the president––to put it lightly––and during the campaign he said he was “very proud” of Ryan after Ryan said he wasn’t ready to support Trump.

And when CNN’s Jake Tapper pointed out how Inglis had voted to impeach Bill Clinton, Inglis said this in response:

Correction: Inglis previously served as a congressman from South Carolina, not Georgia, as a previous version of this post stated

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