MSNBC conservative flays ‘spineless’ Paul Ryan: ‘He couldn’t stand against racism if his life depended on it’
Jennifer Rubin on MSNBC -- screenshot

AM Joy regular Jennifer Rubin had very little good to say about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday morning after viewing a clip of the House Speaker brushing off concerns over an ad run by the Trump campaign saying Democrats will be "complicit" in murders if they refuse to fund President Donald Trump's border wall.


Following the clip of Ryan and White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short appearing to dismiss the ad, the Washington Post columnist lit into both men.

"Well, first of all, Paul Ryan continues his unblemished record as a spineless moral midget," Rubin asserted. "The man could not take a stand against racism if his life depended upon it. He is all in with this president and it's a good reason why I think the Republican Party is, frankly, going into oblivion. It wouldn't have killed him to denounce that ad and then go on with his talking points."

Rubin wasn't done.

"As far as Mark Short goes,  my gosh, what a pathetic answer,"  she continued, alluding to Short's disavowal of the ad. "'The president is an outside group.'  In some sense that's true because he is in his own world, but that's beside the point. I think the Republicans are desperate to pump up their base. What is the Republican Party all about these days? It's race. That's what they talk about and it's not that hard to figure out."

"We all know what the solution is," she suggested. "If you put up the Lindsey Graham/Dick Durbin compromise measure it would pass overwhelmingly. Ryan will put it on the floor, but Mitch McConnell won't put it on the floor, so who really is keeping the government closed?"

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