Sarah Palin says Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people” by not putting his support behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
“As the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to have already come out and say who he will not support was not a wise decision of his,” she said, the Economic Times reports. “I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,’ as in Eric Cantor,” the former governor of Alaska said in reference to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in an upset.
Sarah Palin went on to say “his political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and 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 is not a wise decision of his.”
Palin also spoke out about Ryan’s future as a politician saying “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.” Sarah said that she will be supporting Paul Ryan’s primary rival, Paul Nehlen, and “will do whatever [she] can” to help him, MSN reported.
While Ryan has yet to back Trump, he hasn’t ruled it out completely. “I’m just not ready to do that at this point,” he stated.
“Most everybody has endorsed me other than Paul Ryan. I don’t know what went wrong there,” Trump said at a a recent rally. While Sarah Palin and Donald Trump has been vocal about the lack of support from Ryan, even posting a series of tweets about it on his Twitter account.
Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee last week when challengers Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the race after losing Indiana’s winner-take-all primary. That doesn’t mean Republicans have been circling the wagons in support of the businessman-turned-politician, though.
Several high-profile Republicans have said they won’t endorse Trump, including former President George H.W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and more.
And now that Trump is the only Republican left standing in the race for the White House, many are wondering who will be his pick for vice president.
The Bangor Daily News said that Sarah Palin, who’s actively supported and campaigned for Trump, suggested she’d likely do more to hurt Trump’s chances than help him if selected. She said, “I just want the guy to win.”