It's always been tough to find anything positive to ever say about Rep. Paul Ryan given his policy reversals, urban legend belief system and carefully processed word salad. To be frank, I have no idea how anyone can say they know exactly where he stands on any given issue at any given time. I can't and I've been watching him more closely than the average bear for more than ten years.
So in today's editorial, Ryan's chief home town ball washer, the Janesville Gazette, searched high and low and found something about Ryan they feel certain enough about to give him a 'thumbs up' on. They think he stands in opposition to Trump's voter fraud accusations. They also give him credit for calling Trump out.
House Speaker Paul Ryan showed some fortitude last week by standing up to President Trump and his unfounded claim that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the presidential election.
Ryan's vote fraud position, whatever it is, amounts to little more than his personal opinion not much stronger than my own. The difference being of course is, he is the Speaker of the House so he can convert his opinion into congressional action to oppose Trump.
But will he?
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Wednesday evening that he's "fine" with President Donald Trump's announcement that he will conduct an investigation into alleged massive voter fraud in the 2016 election, despite having seen no evidence to support Trump's unsubstantiated claims.
"I think it's fine," Ryan said in an interview on MSNBC's "For The Record."
"First of all, I'm sure there is some fraud," he said. "If he believes there's a problem to be looked at, the right thing to do is get the evidence, the facts."
Obviously, where and when it counts, Ryan won't do a thing to prevent Trump from wasting taxpayer dollars on his fishing expedition.
Clearly, Paul Ryan wasn't standing up against Trump or calling him out on his voter fraud claim like his hometown media enabler wants everyone to believe. Paul Ryan stands with Trump.
This time. And probably the next.