Today in our ongoing series: Paul Ryan is an Opportunist, a Liar, and a Piece of Shit
CNN hosted a town hall spectacle for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan last night where he was asked about GOP nominee Donald Trump's plan to deport millions of immigrants from the country.
Ryan said Trump's plan would transform the country in ways we don't want to see and yet, as you know, Ryan is supporting Trump anyway.
“I don’t agree with that. I don’t think rounding up 11 million people A) is the right thing to do, B) would work,” Ryan said during a CNN televised town hall event. “And I don’t think you’d like to see what we’d have to do to the country to do that.” [...]
“I think you have to secure the border, you have to have reforms that get people out of the shadows and get right with the law and make sure while you are securing the border, you are fixing what’s broken in the legal immigration system,” said Ryan, the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential nominee.
And Trump's plans don't stop at mass deportation. Constructing a border wall is the basis of this entire campaign. Trump launched his campaign by declaring that immigrants are mostly criminals and rapists who must be dealt with.
Ryan is not just supporting Trump rhetorically, he'll also speak at Trump's convention. I can't think of any policy positions that Trump and Ryan see entirely eye to eye on aside from a mutual desire to cut taxes for the rich, but that doesn't matter.
I'm not sure if there's anything Trump could say or do that would give Paul Ryan enough pause to say that repealing Obamacare isn't worth it. Nothing will get in the way of Ryan's hunt for the White Wale.
Donald Trump once said he could kill a man and no one would stop supporting him over it. He may have been right.