Soon after House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country as something his party or the country will not stand for, a reporter asked the obvious: Would Ryan support Trump if he became the Republican nominee for president?
“I’m going to support whoever the Republican nominee is, and I’m going to stand up for what I believe in as I do that.” -- Rep. Paul Ryan
The Atlantic Excerpt:
In other words, Ryan may believe that Donald Trump is proposing a policy that would violate the Constitution and his oath of office, and would amount to an impeachable offense if he put it into effect, but he’d still support him over (presumably) Hillary Clinton if it came to it. As political logic goes, that’s pretty close to an untenable position ...
Paul Ryan: Trump's comments are indefensible and I look forward to supporting him should he be our nominee.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) December 9, 2015