Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said the Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “political career is over, but for a miracle” because he is holding off his support for the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Partial transcript as follows:
TAPPER: So governor, as you know, Speaker Ryan told me on Thursday that he is not ready to support Donald Trump. Now, one of Trump’s spokespeople told CNN that if Ryan does not back Trump, he should not be speaker of the house. what do you think?
PALIN: I think Paul Ryan is soon to be “Cantored,” as in Eric Cantor. His political career is over, but for a miracle, because he has so disrespected the will of the people. And yes, 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. You know, I think why Paul Ryan is doing this, Jake, is it kind of screws his chances for the 2020 presidential bid that he’s gunning for. If the GOP were to win now, that wouldn’t bode well for his chances in 2020, and that’s what he’s shooting for. A lot of people with their Never Trump or not right now Trump mantra going on, they have their different reasons. I think that one is Paul Ryan’s reason.
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