Ryan Won’t Say If He Believes Trump Claim That ‘Millions’ Voted Illegally

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not address whether he agrees with Donald Trump’s baseless claim that he would have won the popular vote if “millions” of people had not voted illegally.

“I don’t know. I’m not really focused on these things,” Ryan said during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes” when asked about Trump’s comments.

“I have no way of backing that up. I have no knowledge of such things,” Ryan added when pressed. “It doesn’t matter to me. He won the election.”

During the interview, Ryan said that Congress’ first priority would be repealing Obamacare, but he would not give an exact timeline for replacing the health care law. He also said he would like to make changes to Medicare, but he acknowledged that it is not his first priority.

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