Paul Ryan is saying in a column today that he will indeed vote for Trump and explains below why:
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) June 2, 2016
GAZETTEXTRA – The speaker of the House of Representatives says he will vote for Donald Trump.
Rep. Paul Ryan made that statement in a column submitted Thursday for publication in The Gazette, his hometown newspaper.
The statement at least partially answers a question on many minds: whether the leader of the House Republicans and chairman of the upcoming Republican National Convention would support Trump’s candidacy.
Ryan has criticized Trump during the primary campaign. The two met May 12, but afterward Ryan said it was too soon for an endorsement.
A Ryan spokesman was asked whether Ryan’s column amounts to an endorsement. The aide’s response was unclear: “He said he’ll vote for Trump in the piece. That speaks for itself, in our view.”
“Through these conversations, I feel confident he (Trump) would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall,” Ryan wrote.
This is what we all expected, so it doesn’t surprise me. I am glad he at least made the effort to discuss this at length with Trump before actually taking a stand on voting for him.
Of course everyone is going to say he still refuses to endorse Trump, so expect him to do that soon enough just to clear things up.