Paul Ryan: When we lose in 2018 it will be the Republican Senate’s fault

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Fun times. While Senate Republicans are trying to contain Trump, and pretend like everything happening in America, 2017 is perfectly normal, House Speaker Paul Ryan is taking a big dump on Senate Republicans.

“If we don’t do our job we will depress turnout,” Ryan told the Wisconsin State Journal. “I am frustrated as well.”

Ryan blamed inaction on the Senate, which recently failed to pass a bill to repeal Obamacare.

“We’re pretty frustrated with the slow pace of things (in the Senate), but in the House, we’ve actually done most of our agenda except for welfare reform and tax reform,” he said. …

“The problem isn’t having President Trump sign bills into law and it isn’t getting bills out of the House—the problem is getting these bills through the Senate,” he said.

Sure, he says, there are “distractions” out there (not mentioning the distraction in chief’s name) “whether it’s Russia, or tweeting, or whatever,” but it’s all the Senate’s fault. Looks like Ryan is going to remain committed to going down with the Trump ship. His dogged determination to stick by Trump and to keep potential treason by Trump a “family” joke has to make you wonder exactly what Trump and/or the Russians have on Ryan.

This is getting kind of astonishing. The Republicans control everything—House, Senate, White House—and their plan going into 2018 is to “deflect and pivot” and point fingers at one another.

Helluva way to run a government.

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