Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Sunday that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s political career was over after he declared last week that he couldn’t support presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump.
Ryan said last week after Trump swept in the Indiana primary that he was “just not ready” to support him. Trump quickly shot back and released a statement of his own that said he was “not ready” to support Ryan’s agenda.
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be cantored, as in Eric Cantor,” Palin said, referring to the politician who was unseated in a huge midterm upset. “His political career is over, but for a miracle, because he has so disrespected the will of the people and yeah, as the leader of the GOP, the convention certainly, he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support, was not a wise decision of his.”
Palin suggested on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Ryan made his comment to preserve a chance at running in the 2020 election. CNN host Jake Tapper told Palin that Ryan had said he wasn’t ready to support Trump because of some of the policies the real estate mogul had suggested and for the tone he took on the campaign trail.
“Those concerns are relatively speaking, Jake, they’re superficial, talking about tone and certain verbiage that is chosen over what perhaps Paul Ryan or somebody would have chosen to articulate, she said. “Who cares?”
Palin endorsed Trump in the middle of January.