Ryan: I’m ‘Fine’ With Trump Voter Fraud Probe Despite Not Having Any Evidence

UNITED STATES - APRIL 30: House Ways and Means chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks with Roll Call in the House Ways and Means Committee room in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/... UNITED STATES - APRIL 30: House Ways and Means chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks with Roll Call in the House Ways and Means Committee room in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) MORE LESS
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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Wednesday evening that he’s “fine” with President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will conduct an investigation into alleged massive voter fraud in the 2016 election, despite having seen no evidence to support Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.

“I think it’s fine,” Ryan said in an interview on MSNBC’s “For The Record.”

“First of all, I’m sure there is some fraud,” he said. “If he believes there’s a problem to be looked at, the right thing to do is get the evidence, the facts.”

Ryan cited voter ID laws in Wisconsin as measures he said were passed due to concerns about election fraud. Earlier Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration could view such laws as a solution to Trump’s invented problem.

Ryan also admitted that he has no evidence of fraud on the scale that Trump has alleged.

“I haven’t seen evidence of this kind of widespread numbers that we’ve been hearing about,” he said.

“He has made it sound like that’s why he lost the popular vote,” Greta Van Susteren asked. “Do you believe that?”

“He is President of the United States,” Ryan replied. “I think that speaks for itself.”

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  1. Because Paul Ryan doesn’t care if federal dollars are wasted on stupid studies.

  2. Because that’s what a fiscal conservative really looks like. Janesville, Wisconsin is this the best you can do? There’s got to be a dynamic Democrat that can take on this hypocritical punk in his district. No? I’m so sick of this Ayn Rand wannabe.

  3. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    Sure Paul, let’s waste millions of taxpayer dollars on a wild goose chase. Why not?

    Ryan is an imbecile!

  4. If there were laws against outrageous indecency Ryan would be serving multiple life sentences.

  5. He’s a groveling little puke, which also speaks for itself.

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