Donald Trump lashed out at former House Speaker Paul Ryan after the Wisconsin Republican was critical of the former president and suggested more Republicans wanted to vote to impeach him but lacked the courage to do so.
Ryan made his remarks as he campaigned on behalf of Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), one of a handful of GOP lawmakers who voted in favor of impeachment following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.
“There were a lot of people who wanted to vote like Tom but who just didn’t have the guts to do it,” Ryan, who now has a lucrative gig on Fox News’ corporate board, said.
“There are a lot of people who say they’re going to vote their conscience, they’re going to vote for the Constitution, they’re going to vote for their convictions but when it gets hard to do that they don’t do it,” he added.
Ryan told voters to back Rice instead of “people who are just trying to be celebrities who may be trying to help Trump with his vengeance.”
“That’s not who voters want, voters want people focused on their solutions not on Trump’s vengeance and that to me is a really clear-cut case here,” Ryan added.
The candidate that loser Paul Ryan is rallying behind is down by over 20% against Trump endorsed @RussellFrySC.
The old guard Republican establishment has failed Americans for decades. Republican voters are sick & tired of RINOs who put America Last. https://t.co/9BETLJO0EN
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) June 3, 2022
Trump couldn’t let that go.
“Did anyone notice that Fox News went lame (bad!) when weak RINO Paul Ryan, who is despised in the Great State of Wisconsin for being ‘a pathetic loser,’ went on the Fox Board.
“Get Ryan off your Board and report the News as it should be reported. And stop taking negative ads from the perverts, and others.”
Trump endorsed state Rep. Russell Fry in the primary against Rice saying in February: “Russell loves our Military and our Vets — he is strong on Border Security and Crime. Russell Fry, who is all in for the Palmetto State, has my Complete and Total Endorsement. VOTE TOM RICE OUT NOW!”
I stand with best President Donald J Trump, not failed RINO Speaker and Vice President candidate Paul Ryan.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) June 4, 2022
BREAKING: Ex-Speaker Paul Ryan Blasts Republicans For Not Voting to Impeach President Trump
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 3, 2022