Levin Slams Ryan: ‘I Had Really, Really High Hopes,’ ‘Biden Kicked Paul Ryan’s Butt’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Mark Levin’s radio show, Levin took a call lamenting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his position on the Trade Promotion Authority being considered by the U.S. House.

Levin responded by expressing his disappointment in Ryan, who supports this measure that would make possible the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership’s passage.

“I’ll tell you something else about Paul Ryan,” Levin said. “When you think back about his debate with Joe Biden – Joe Biden kicked Paul Ryan’s butt. It was embarrassing. Joe Biden was unleashed. He would smirk. He would smile. He would cackle. And Ryan would sit there where a regular person would say, ‘You know what Mr. Vice President? Why don’t you conduct yourself in a way that is respectful to the American people and the office that you hold? That would have won the debate right there, but he just sat there. So now he’s admonishing conservatives. It’s easy to attack your own people. It’s easy to attack conservatives. It’s easy to demand that they surrender their principles. I had really, really high hopes for Paul Ryan. I really did. I thought he was a stand-up conservative. But obviously the establishment has gotten to him. He’s definitely one of them.”

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