House Speaker Paul Ryan is having a bad couple of weeks after he failed miserably at getting an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill passed following seven years of promising to do exactly that.
Ryan apparently forgot that Republicans have campaigned in the last four elections on repealing Barack Obama’s signature legislation and the American people have given the GOP what they asked for to do it – both houses of Congress and the presidency. Despite the Republicans’ overwhelming power in government combined with years to craft the perfect bill to fix our broken healthcare system, Ryan still couldn’t whip enough votes to pass a bill to send to the Senate, and now people are questioning his ability to lead the House and exact the conservative agenda…really important people.
Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass.
Many allies of the president and several White House officials over the weeks since have confirmed to Breitbart News that the president is concerned that Ryan may not have his—or his agenda’s—best interests at heart. Ryan’s failure to deliver the votes on healthcare cement Trump’s skepticism of Ryan, they say.
“This is another example of the staff not serving the president well and the weakness of the Paul Ryan speakership,” a source close to President Trump told Breitbart News. “This calls into question once again the speaker’s commitment to supporting Donald Trump and his agenda.”
“Speaker Ryan proved today that he does not have the best interests of the President at heart,” said another source close to the president. “He sold out the president and showed his word can be taken with a grain of salt. There is only one course of action that should be taken to move past this catastrophe and that is the swift removal of Paul Ryan from the speakership.”
White House sources tell Breitbart News that the president is very frustrated with Ryan and feels that he has saved him multiple times already. After the election in November, it was widely reported that there were enough Republican votes to remove Ryan as Speaker—and the only reason conservatives kept him is that Trump won the election and embraced Ryan. But now Trump may perceive Ryan as a burden rather than someone who can help enact his agenda.
Indeed. Ryan was one of the first Republicans to abandon the president during the campaign when the waters got a little choppy, so his loyalty to Trump and his agenda are questionable, at best. For President Trump to be able to get his agenda through Congress, Ryan has to go and a leader with an actual spine needs to replace him.
Otherwise, the same scenario that unfolded with Obamacare will happen with the rest of the president’s agenda as Ryan caves under pressure and capitulates to the Democrats, which would be the worst case scenario for both Trump and the GOP as a whole. After all, the people gave Republicans control over the entire government because we wanted to see real change after eight years of horrible policies, so the last thing we want is for the agenda items promised by Trump to fail before ever making it out of the House – a situation that would undoubtedly lead to significant losses in the mid-terms and 2020.