There are closed discussions going on between republicans in the House and the White House on the subject of replacing Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. Many believe that Ryan intentionally torched the Obamacare replacement bill by not allowing conservatives in the House to amend the bill to make it more palatable. Personally, I believe Ryan’s commitment on many liberal issues such as open borders has made him too weak to force any bills through. No one trusts him. I don’t. Do you?
Many allies of the president and several White House officials over the weeks since have confirmed to Breitbart News that the president is concerned that Ryan may not have his—or his agenda’s—best interests at heart. Ryan’s failure to deliver the votes on healthcare cement Trump’s skepticism of Ryan, they say.
“This is another example of the staff not serving the president well and the weakness of the Paul Ryan speakership,” a source close to President Trump told Breitbart News. “This calls into question once again the speaker’s commitment to supporting Donald Trump and his agenda.”
“Speaker Ryan proved today that he does not have the best interests of the President at heart,” said another source close to the president. “He sold out the president and showed his word can be taken with a grain of salt. There is only one course of action that should be taken to move past this catastrophe and that is the swift removal of Paul Ryan from the speakership.”
Sources within the White House say that President Trump has become frustrated with Ryan because he feels he has saved him a couple of times now but doesn’t believe that Ryan is supportive of him or his agenda, especially when the audio came out where Ryan said he wouldn’t defend Trump then or in the future. Conservatives in the House already hate Ryan and would love to see him replaced.
A senior Senate GOP aide questioned whether Ryan has the chops to continue in the position.
“A tale as old as time, our establishment leadership continue advocating for moderate pieces of legislation after ignoring conservative input,” the Senate aide said. “How can President Donald Trump trust Speaker Paul Ryan in the future after this failure? If he couldn’t deliver on something so simple as repealing Obamacare, will he be able to deliver on complex pieces of legislation?”
House Republicans are also questioning whether Ryan can remain as Speaker after this abysmal failure.
“If Speaker Ryan cannot pass his RyanCare plan and negotiations had to be taken to the Oval Office by non-leadership members of the conference, it is certainly time to evaluate his effectiveness as the Speaker of the House,” a senior House GOP aide told Breitbart News.
This time they can’t let the establishment or the media pick the next speaker.