Lou Dobbs: ‘It’s Time For Paul Ryan To Resign’
Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) said that if the House of Representatives does not change course, Republicans might need a new Speaker.
The Michigan conservative responded to a question about gridlock in Washington, saying, “We need either a change in direction from this speaker, or we need a new speaker.”
Rep. Amash added that the speaker should be replaced with someone who is “nonpartisan.”
Congressman Amash also criticized the House Republican leadership. He said, “When we go home for the weekend, they give us a set of talking points. They say, ‘Here are your talking points.’ That’s not the way you’re supposed to represent a community.”
Congressman Amash echoes the sentiment of other conservatives who wonder if Ryan should lead the House.
Lou Dobbs, a Fox Business anchor, called on Paul Ryan to resign after the Obamacare repeal fiasco.
Judge Jeanine Pirro called for Paul Ryan to resign in her opening monologue after the House Republicans failed to pass Ryancare:
Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the house. The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill, the one trumpeted to repeal and replace Obamacare, the one that he had seven years to work on, the one he had under lock and key in the basement of Congress, the one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass.
Congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said that there are “no conversations going on” in his caucus about replacing Ryan.
Congressman Amash later tried to recenter the conversation towards his constituents at the town hall, saying, “I’m the one holding a town hall here— not Donald Trump.”
Donald Trump, Steve Bannon Among Time’s Top 100 Most Influential
TIME Magazine has named President Donald Trump, his chief of staff Reince Priebus,and his chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon to their 100 Most Influential People list.
Speaker Paul Ryan wrote an essay on Trump for the magazine, praising the president for shaking up the establishment.
“Where others would turn back, he forges ahead. Up close, I have found a driven, hands-on leader, with the potential to become a truly transformational American figure,” Ryan wrote. “I have little doubt that he will, once again, find a way to defy the odds and get it done.”
Time Magazine noted that Bannon was “the new Administration’s chief narrative officer, nursing an angry, nationalist, America-first flame that set both Republicans and Democrats on their heels; attacked elite institutions in government, business and the media; and thoroughly delighted Trump’s aging, white and disaffected base.”