That Time Speaker Ryan Didn’t Recognize a Sitting Rep.

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Paul Ryan is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, but he apparently wouldn't recognize some members of Congress even if they appropriately introduce themselves.

Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) spoke to the New England Council in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday where she shared the story of the time Speaker Ryan had no idea who she was.

After discussion of Clark's plans to campaign in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton and Ryan's attempts to steer her toward the Republican side, Ryan asked, "So Katherine, what do you do?" [...]

"He was horrified," Clark told reporters after her breakfast speech. "He really just sort of started sputtering, and he said to his staff member who was standing there, 'Did you know she was in Congress?' And she said, 'Well, I saw her pin.'"

Ryan's excuse that he didn't see the congressional pin she was wearing is, in a word, pathetic. Less than 20 percent of the House of Representatives are women.

I can't sit here and tell you that I would recognize every single member of Congress, but I'm not the goddamn Speaker.

  • muselet

    So, Paul, what do you do? Apart from being a flaming arsehole, that is.

    What a wanker.


  • Username1016

    Um, what? I’m seeing nothing but gibberish here. iq option recensioni forum, what does that mean? Etc. Links to German sites and what?

    • Ken Kohl

      hmmm, no gibberish here – and Clark is still identified as an ‘R’.

      • Username1016

        Huh, and now it’s fixed. Go figure.

        • Username1016

          And it’s hosed again this morning…

          • JMAshby

            I can’t log in at the moment to fix anything. As for the gibberish, we’re still trying to fix that. This is pretty much all I’ve been dealing with since dinner time yesterday.

  • mdblanche

    I can’t sit here and tell you that I would recognize every single member of Congress

    Yes. For one thing, Katherine Clark is really a Democrat from Massachusetts.

    • JMAshby

      Hah, thanks for catching that. Her story (where she spoke to Ryan) took place in New Hampshire and I was juggling multiple things when I was writing this post so I didn’t catch the mistake.

  • fry1laurie

    He’s lazy
    Lazy ’bout being the Speaker–Patsy Cline