Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had excerpts from his next speech allegedly leaked to Punchbowl News. He is set to speak at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California Thursday. Apparently according to the excerpts, he plans to lead the GOP away from “populist appeal of one personality” or else “then we’re not going anywhere.”
“Once again, we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads. And here’s one reality we have to face: If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle,” the excerpts read. The “one personality” is interpreted to mean former President Trump.
Allegedly, Ryan’s speech does give Trump some credit for ” such incredibly powerful and inclusive economic growth.” “It was the populism of President Trump in action, tethered to conservative principles,” the speech reads.
According to Ryan, there’s a way to win more people over to the conservative side, and it’s not getting into culture wars. “As the left gets more ‘woke,’ the rest of America is getting weary. It’s exhausting. And we conservatives have to be careful not to get caught up in every little cultural battle,” his speech reads. “Sometimes these skirmishes are just creations of outrage peddlers, detached from reality and not worth anybody’s time. They draw attention away from the far more important case we must make to the American people.”
Yet, some are taking Ryan’s advice with a grain of salt. Author Todd Starnes took to Twitter to scoff Ryan.
But Ryan also plans to criticize the current president, warning that Biden is “pursuing an agenda more leftist than any president in my lifetime.”
“In 2020, the country wanted a nice guy who would move to the center and depolarize our politics. Instead, we got a nice guy pursuing an agenda more leftist than any president in my lifetime. These policies might have the full approval of his progressive supporters, but they break faith with the middle-of-the-road folks who made the difference for him on Election Day,” the excerpts read.
Some fellow anti-Trump conservatives seemed to welcome Ryan with open arms. The View’s former host Ana Navarro-Cardenas tweeted “Welcome to the Club, Paul.”
On the other hand, others questioned how much pull Ryan has anyways, since its been years since he’s worked for the government. Newsmax White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson seems to think that he won’t sway anyone.
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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off House Foreign Affairs Committee
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was voted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The action was expected, as Republican members of Congress had criticized Omar’s antisemetic and anti-American rhetoric.
After intense debating on the House floor, the resolution passed with a 218-211 vote. Democrats attempted to pull the race card, accusing Republican House members of racism for removing Omar from the committee.
Omar also accused House Republicans of racism, saying, “I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa…Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy, or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?”
“There is this idea that you are a suspect if you are an immigrant or if you are from certain parts of the world or certain skin tone or a muslim.” Omar said during the heated debate. A fiery Alexandria Ocasia Cortez also chimed in shouting, “This is an attack on women of color!”
Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, from New York, said she had personally witnessed Omar spew anti-American rhetoric. Malliotakis said, “I have been in that committee room where, the representative, equates Israel and the United States to Hamas and the Taliban. Absolutely unacceptable for a member of that committee.”
A four-page resolution was written for the justification of removing Omar from the house Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution states that in 2019, Omar suggested that Jewish people were buying U.S. political support when she posted on Twitter, “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”
Omar also commented on the September 11th attacks saying, “some people did something.” This type of comment is unacceptable for any representative who is sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, lawmakers said.
In the resolution it states that members of this committee should all be held to an “equal standard of conduct due to the international sensitivities and national security concerns under the jurisdiction of this committee.”
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