Tim Ryan mercilessly mocks JD Vance for being a Trump flunky

Tim Ryan mercilessly mocks JD Vance for being a Trump flunky
J. D. Vance speaking with attendees at the 2021 Southwest Regional Conference, hosted by Turning Point USA at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Gage Skidmore
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Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) did not mince words when he shared his opinion of Republican Senate opponent, J.D. Vance. During their debate on Monday night, Ryan explained how Vance garnered the support of former President Donald Trump.

"Just a few weeks ago in Youngstown on the stage, Donald Trump said that J.D. Vance, 'all you do is kiss my ass to get my support.' He said that," Ryan explained.

Ryan went on to highlight how Vance's "lack of courage" is a problem for Ohioans.

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"That’s bad, because that means J.D. Vance is gonna where he wants," Ryan said. "Mitch McConnell’s given him $40 million. He’s gonna do what he wants. And Peter Thiel gave him $15 million. He’s gonna do what he wants. And here’s the thing that’s most troubling about this: the lack of courage."

"After Trump took J.D. Vance’s dignity from him on the stage in Youngstown, J.D. Vance got back up on stage and started shaking his hand, taking pictures and saying, 'Hey, aren’t we having a great time here tonight?'” Ryan continued. "I don’t know anybody I grew up with, I don’t know anybody I went to high school with, that would allow somebody to take their dignity like that and then get back up on stage. We need leaders who have courage to take on their own party, and I’ve proven that. And he was called an asskisser by the former president."

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Near the end of the debate, Ryan repeated his popular catchphrase.

"I’m for Ohio,” he said. “I don’t kiss anyone’s ass like him. Ohio needs an asskicker, not an asskisser.”

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