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.”