Nancy Pelosi mocks Paul Ryan’s Trump troubles with hilarious fake press release accusing him of hiding
House Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi took a swing at Republican House speaker Paul Ryan with an Onion-style press release, chiding him for canceling a Wednesday press conference amid controversy over Donald Trump, The Hill reports.
Ryan canceled his weekly question-and-answer session on Wednesday, saying it was due to an address by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a joint session of Congress. That reasoning didn’t stop Pelosi from capitalizing on recent acrimony within the Republican party over Trump’s comments about a federal judge overseeing a case against Trump University.
Trump has insisted the judge has a bias against him because of his Mexican heritage, which has prompted party members — including Ryan — to rebuke him.
“Speaker Ryan has cancelled his regular Wednesday press conference so you don’t ask him about Donald Trump’s racist commentary against a federal judge, and why, ahead of their national security agenda rollout tomorrow, the House GOP wants to hand the nuclear codes to a person who engages in textbook racism,” Pelosi’s mock press release stated.
While Republicans like Ryan have rebuked the statements, which they called racist and not in-line with party principles, they have been chided for continuing to support him.
“He’s right — Trump isn’t what Republicans stand for,” comedian Samantha Bee said. “He’s what they bend over for.”