Good. More Republicans should stand by their principles… if they have any.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that he cannot currently support Donald Trump, complicating the presumptive nominee’s efforts to unite the Republican Party around him.
“Well, to be perfectly candid with you, I’m just not ready to do that at this point,” Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I’m not there right now. And I hope to, though, and I want to.”
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Ryan, who has previously said he would support the nominee, said Trump needs to do more work to show that he is a true conservative who can unify the different wings of the Republican Party.
“I think what a lot of Republicans want to see is that we have a standard bearer that bears our standards,” he said, adding, “I think conservatives want to know does he share our values and our principles on limited government, the proper role of the executive, adherence to the Constitution. There are lots of questions that conservatives, I think, are gonna want answers to, myself included. I want to be a part of this unifying process. I want to help to unify this party.