GOP Voter To Paul Ryan: “How Can You Morally Justify Your Support For” Trump?

GOP Voter To Paul Ryan: “How Can You Morally Justify Your Support For” Trump?

As Republicans prepare for their national convention in roughly a week’s time, and presumptive nominee Donald Trump is closing in on a VP choice, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan showed up on CNN Tuesday night to participate in a town hall event.

Hosted by Jake Tapper, Ryan was faced with various questions from both the host and audience members, ranging in scope from recent shootings and racial division to the Notorious RBG trolling Trump. However, perhaps the moment that most stood out in the broadcast was when he was confronted by a young Republican voter who wanted to know how he could justify to supporting a known racist and bigot.

Zachary Marcone, a student, asked the following of Ryan:

“Speaker Ryan, I cannot and will not support Donald Trump. And it concerns me when the Republican leadership is supporting somebody who is openly racist and has said Islamophobic statements, wants to shut down our borders. Can you tell me, how can you morally justify your support for this kind of candidate, somebody who could be very destructive to our country?”

Well, that’s one spicy meatball! And the one-time Republican Veep nominee handled it with class, aplomb and a calm intellect we look for in our best leaders. The end.

Of course he didn’t do that! He gave the same shit answer he’s given every other time he’s been asked that question, especially when he’s just finished condemning the latest bit of racist swill that spewed out of the walking creamsicle’s mouth-hole. Yep, that’s right. He said ‘anything’s better than Hillary’ and ‘we can’t have four more years of Obummer’ and ‘we need SCOTUS to save all the FUTURE DEAD BABIES!’

And, no, I’m not exaggerating.

Here’s the Eddie Munster cosplayer railing on about a liberal Supreme Court:

“I also think that it’s important that we put good people on the Supreme Court, that we were just talking about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The next person on the Supreme Court will shape this court for probably a generation, you know, almost 25 years. That means, are we going to be faithful to the Constitution or not for a generation?”


Next, we get the ‘Hillary is DA DEBIL’ argument for Paulie Boy:

“Look at the agenda that we are pursuing in conjunction with our nominee, our presumptive nominee. And I know that that agenda, which I hope they have a chance to talk about, has a much better chance of going into law because I know it won’t go in there with Hillary Clinton.

We have got to get people out of welfare and out of poverty. We have got to fix our national security. And, yes, we do have to secure our border. We’ve got to replace Obamacare. We’ve got to grow the economy. We’ve got to get cronyism out of the system. I can go on and on. None of those things Hillary Clinton is going to advance.”

And for good measure, we get the ‘We can’t afford anymore Obama-like gubmint’ tactic:

“She represents a third Obama term. I don’t think that’s good for America; I think that’s the wrong direction.”

In wrapping up, Ryan tells Zachary that he only has two choices:

“It’s a binary choice. It is either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. You don’t get a third option. It’s one or the other. And I know where I want to go.”

Yep, I think we do know you want to go, Paul. Down in history as the House Speaker who knowingly supported and endorsed a fascistic wannabe demagogue for the sake of party unity. And to take healthcare from millions of people. That too.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.