Thursday, November 10, 2016

Speaker Ryan on Trump; Mentions ranchers being 'harassed' by Interior Dept

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday commended Donald Trump for his presidential election victory. “Let me just say, this is the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime,” Ryan said, later adding: “Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard. He connected with—he connected in ways with people no one else did. He turned politics on its head.”

QUESTION: (inaudible) used the word “mandate.” If you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare, how quickly? How soon? What does it look like? And what do you say to those folks that just don’t feel like he is going to be their president?

RYAN:  And so to your specific question about repealing and replacing Obamacare, this Congress, this House majority, this Senate majority has already demonstrated and proven we’re able to pass that legislation and put it on the president’s desk. The problem is President Obama vetoed it. Now, we have President Trump coming who is asking us to do this.
Look, it’s not just the health care law that we can replace, because we now have shown the willingness and the ability to do it. There are so many more things that I am excited about. Think about the laid-off coal workers now who see relief coming. Think about the farmers here in Wisconsin who are being harassed by the EPA in the waters of the USA. Think about the ranchers in the west who are getting harassed by the Interior Department or the laid-off timber workers.

There is relief coming. This is good for our country. This means that we canjj lift the oppressive weight of the regulatory state. We can restore the Constitution. Think about the conservative Constitution respecting judges that will be nominated. This is — this is very exciting.

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