Paul Ryan Says He’ll Attend RNC Only If ‘Somebody Not Named Trump’ Is The Nominee | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ben Whitehead.

    Former Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he would refuse to attend the Republican National Convention in his home state of Wisconsin if former President Donald Trump is the GOP's 2024 nominee.

    In a Friday interview with Milwaukee's ABC News affiliate, Ryan was clear that he would not support Trump under any circumstances and would only attend the convention if "somebody not named Trump" emerged as the top Republican. The former speaker predicted that the GOP would lose the general election if Trump is the party's choice.

    "Come 2024, the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where will you be?" the journalist asked Ryan.

    "It depends on who the nominee is," Ryan answered. "I'll be here if it's somebody not named Trump," he said, adding that he is "not interested in participating in that."

    "Even in Wisconsin?" the reporter asked.

    "Even in Wisconsin," Ryan confirmed.

    The Republican National Convention is scheduled for July 15-18, 2024, in Milwaukee. Former President Trump won the state of Wisconsin in 2016 with 47.2% of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton's 46.5% but narrowly lost the state in 2020 to Joe Biden. Republicans will hold their first debate in Wisconsin in August, showing the importance of the battleground state in 2024.

    The former speaker called himself a "never-again Trumper" in November, shortly after Trump announced his third bid for the White House. He blamed previous Republican election losses on the former president, attributing them to what he called the "Trump factor." Ryan echoed these statements in the Friday interview, saying Republicans "lost with him in '18, in '20, and '22," warning that "he will cost us another election."

    A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll released on February 17 tells another story, showing Trump garnering the support of 46% of respondents, beating out President Biden's 41% with 13% unsure in a head-to-head race. In the same poll, Trump beats out Vice President Kamala Harris 49% to 39%. That poll also shows the former president coming out on top in a hypothetical eight-way Republican primary with 37%, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' 19%. Also included in the matchup is Nikki Haley, who has formally announced her campaign, former Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

    "I'm just excited about somebody not named Trump," Ryan said of the Republican field. "There are great people running, I know them all, they're all pretty decent friends of mine," he added.

Considering the renewed and unequalled dishonesty in elected politicians, at all levels of governing, and their associative nefarious bureaucrats doing their corrupt bidding: What is your opinion of YOUR government, and what do you intend to do about it?
  Today's overall government is just fine, and I will continue to vote for politicians that make promises to suit my individual needs.
  Today's overall government is poor, but I will continue to endeavor to learn what is true from the the most honest of media, and pick those representatives that best represent what is good and decent.
  I spend quite a bit of time on Eastern NC NOW; so ... I am having a far easier time separating the proverbial "wheat from the chaff" in finding honorable citizens to support.
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( March 6th, 2023 @ 8:55 am )
You are right RH. He had his chance and he blew it.
( March 6th, 2023 @ 8:34 am )
Paul Ryan was always a RINO. The establishment media's incessant attacks on the GOP budget drawn up by a committee he chaired as "Paul Ryan's budget" created an illusion for some that he was a conservative, but he never was. Ryan has always been a limp wristed establishment flunky. He was somewhat okay on a few things like budget matters, but not great even there, and horrible on other issues like immigration. Good riddance. Paul Ryan needs to just stay away.
( March 6th, 2023 @ 8:01 am )
There was a time, at his very core, Paul Ryan had so much promise as a leader.

Pettiness did ruin that path for him, and now ruins it still.

He was in a position to know more about the Deep State, and he failed ... failed miserably when he had a chance to make a difference, and be part of saving US from the pervasive Non Patriot Left.

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