Paul Ryan is only 'interested' in attending RNC in Wisconsin if GOP nominee is 'someone not named Trump'

Paul Ryan is only 'interested' in attending RNC in Wisconsin if GOP nominee is 'someone not named Trump'
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Image via Shutterstock

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) says he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee if the GOP nominee is former President Donald Trump, WISN 12 News reports.

WISN News Political Director Matt Smith tweeted a brief clip of his interview with the former Speaker, along with a caption stating, "Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan from Wisconsin says he won't show up at the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee if former President Donald Trump is the nominee Much more of our conversation Sunday on UPFRONT.. @WISN12News@wispolitics"

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The clip Smith shared shows the journalist asking Ryan, "Come 2024, the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where will you be?"

The longtime GOP leader responded, "It depends on who the nominee is. I'll be here if it's somebody not named Trump."

Ryan went on to reiterate he's "not interested in participating" in the convention even in his beloved home state of Wisconsin.

The former Speaker has previously stated his opinion on the former president's third run, asserting during an October 2022 Fox Business interview, “So, I think anybody not named Trump, I think is so much more likely to win the White House for us."

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