Republican Threatens Boycott Over Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In an interview with WISN-TV, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that he would not be attending the Republican National Conference (RNC) if the GOP nomination in 2024 is won by former President Trump. The RNC is set to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which is Ryan’s home state. Despite this Ryan has said that he would only attend if the nominee was someone other than Trump.

Ryan, who previously served as the chair of the RNC convention announced that Trump was the Republican nominee in 2016. Ryan had also been the running mate for now-Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), also disclosed that he did not think Trump should be the presidential nominee in 2024.

He had said that he did not think that Trump should be the presidential nominee as they were “going to lose with him.” He added that Trump had been the reason they lost “the House in ’18,” “ the White House in ’20,” and the “Senate in ’20,” and 2022. He added that Trump was probably the reason why they lost a dozen seats in the House race in 2022 as well.

Ryan has not commented on which presidential candidate he supported, but has disclosed that he thought the Republicans would be able to win the White House if someone other than Trump is the nominee.

Trump slammed Ryan following these comments by taking to his social media platform, Truth Social. Trump called Ryan a “loser”  and said that without him Romney would have won the presidential election against Barack Obama.