Report: Paul Ryan Still Might Ditch Donald Trump

AP

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is still Hamleting over his support for Donald Trump.

Politico reported that those in Ryan’s inner circle say that the speaker is torn between his personal feelings about the tape showing Donald Trump discussing grabbing women by the genitals and his desire to preserve the historic GOP majority in the House of Representatives.

Despite months of equivocation, Ryan is still considering formally unendorsing him, according to the report.

Ryan told members on a conference call Monday that he was going to focus the rest of the election season on supporting House members and that he would not campaign with Trump. However, Ryan immediately received push back and criticism from his rank and file members who believed Ryan was essentially handing the election to Hillary Clinton if he took that position.

Ryan’s in-between position has earned him criticism on both sides.

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