Paul Ryan on Michael Flynn: ‘The President Made the Right Decision to Ask for His Resignation’
In the House GOP leaders first press conference following National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan commended President Donald Trump for doing something the White House has yet to confirm he actually did.
Asked his thoughts on whether Trump directed Flynn to talk to the Russian ambassador about sanctions, Ryan noted that he wanted to “take a step back” and acknowledge that national security is the “most important function” a president has. He then praised Trump for calling on Flynn to resign.
“I think the president made the right decision to ask for his resignation,” Ryan said. “You cannot have a national security adviser misleading the vice president and others.”
And he made sure to repeat that point.
“I think the president was right to ask for his resignation,” he stated. “And I believe it was the right thing to do.”
However, as pointed out by reporters immediately afterward, the White House has not said if Trump asked for Flynn’s resignation.
WH hasn’t said explicitly the president asked for Flynn’s resignation. https://t.co/nCezuzzTk1
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) February 14, 2017
Paul Ryan: “I think the president was right to ask for his resignation”
White House has not said Trump asked Flynn to resign before he did pic.twitter.com/mbcAHfBJ3L
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 14, 2017
Paul Ryan says the President was right to ask for Michael Flynn’s resignation.
Do we—do we know Trump asked for it?
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) February 14, 2017
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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