House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked today for his response to President Trump‘s tweet sending a warning to James Comey on Twitter about supposed “tapes” of their conversations.
Ryan was asked by a reporter today, “What are your thoughts about what some have considered to be a threatening tweet from the president directed at Mr. Comey?”
This was Ryan’s full answer, per CNN’s Jake Tapper:
Speaker Ryan on today's news: pic.twitter.com/KUBweFj7DH
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 12, 2017
Ryan got some pushback on Twitter when this tweet from Tapper circulated:
No one in politics has less courage or shame than Paul Ryan https://t.co/y0mzXTMYi3
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 12, 2017
Extremely convenient to just decide you don't need to comment on unhinged statements from the President, but Paul Ryan is enabling this. https://t.co/Q6uyb3Qnxm
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 13, 2017
We once expected better from Paul Ryan. https://t.co/U7bCMuAtBF
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) May 12, 2017
This is not a new position of Ryan’s. Back in December, during the transition, he told reporters, “Do you think I’m going to comment on the daily tweets? I’m just not going to be doing that.”
Watch a clip of Ryan’s remarks above, via MSNBC.
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