In an interview with USA Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) took a shot at President Barack Obama for inserting presidential politics into his State of the Union address on Thursday.
Ryan told USA Today that it “degrades” the office to reference the opposition party’s primary politics into that address.
“I think it sort of degrades the presidency to then talk about primary politics in the other party, during primaries. That’s not what presidents ought to be talking about in State of the Union addresses,” Ryan said. “Speaking up for our values and speaking up for our beliefs is one thing. But kind of wading into the primary politics of the other party is just not really what presidents ought to do.”
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