House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), has shown on multiple occasions that he has no regard for President Donald Trump. Most recently, he made a bold statement that is an insult not just to the president, but to every American who voted for him as well.
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), and multiple other sources, informed Breitbart that during a private dinner Ryan made a bold claim about Trump’s border wall. He stated that only “one member” is interested in building the wall, possibly referring to President Trump himself. In effective, Ryan was saying that the wall isn’t going to happen. This statement occurred on the evening after the House passed two important immigration bills, namely Kate’s Law and a bill that enacted reforms on sanctuary cities.
Tancredo explained to Breitbart News exactly what happened. According to the former House representative, “Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with…that only one person wants a wall.”
As most people are aware, there are far more people than just President Trump who want this border wall to go up. “I know several people in Congress who want a wall, and I know that there are millions of Americans who want a wall,” Tancredo said.
The battle against illegal immigration has been ongoing since before President Trump made it into office. However, once Trump made it into office, one of his primary goals was to stop people from coming into this country without legal documentation.
Republicans had insisted it was their mission, at least before Trump was elected, to crack down on immigrants illegally entering the country. Now that President Trump is in office it seems that many have experienced a change of heart, including Ryan.
“The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want a wall…the pressure is greater from the Chamber of Commerce than it is from the members,” Tancredo said. During his years working in the House, he had plenty of experience trying to secure the borders and knows how other people in these positions feel about the subject.
Another unnamed member of the GOP told Breitbart that essentially the comment was taken out of context. The House member reasoned that Ryan was trying to summarize the voice of the GOP caucus.
There is a problem with this argument, however. The members of the GOP have spoken firmly against illegal immigration and favoring secure borders.
The people and the president want the wall, but Paul Ryan — not so much. Is Ryan disloyal to his party?
There are only a handful of people in the GOP who have opposed these bills, and generally speaking, Ryan couldn’t have been talking about the varying opinions of the GOP. The way that it was explained, and the fact that the person who made the statement wanted to remain hidden, makes it sound more like an excuse.
Simply put, President Trump and Congress are supposed to advance and codify the will of the people. The people made it very clear during the rallies, primaries, and through their voting decisions that enforcement of our border laws and immigration policies is what they want.
Instead of honoring the American people, politicians like Ryan are taking the low road and supporting their donors and the Democrats. The complete disregard has not gone unnoticed and the longer they put off funding the wall, the more people are going to clamor, and perhaps rightfully so.