Paul Ryan Threw Jeff Sessions Under the Trump Train — And Twitter is Roasting Him
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 25, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan is getting dragged by political observers after he punted questions about the increasing tension between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
When asked about the latest indications that Trump could fire Sessions, Ryan said that the decision was completely up to the president. Ryan also shrugged off the notion that if Sessions were dismissed, Trump could appoint a new attorney general who could fire Robert Mueller in the middle of the former FBI director’s special counsel investigation.
“The President gets to decide what his personnel is, you all know that. He is the executive branch,” said Ryan. “He determines who is hired and fired in the executive branch. That’s his prerogative. If he has concerns or questions or problems with the Attorney General, I’m sure he will bring them up with him himself.”
As it were, people took note of how Ryan danced around the question, and they’re not particularly impressed.
Speaker has no comment on HOW potus treats sessions? https://t.co/k5nLw0pISM
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 25, 2017
a green light to fire Sessions. Spineless always
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) July 25, 2017
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 25, 2017
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) July 25, 2017
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) July 25, 2017
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 25, 2017
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) July 25, 2017
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