Paul Ryan Blasted At CNN Town Hall

Republican leadership in Congress remains very unpopular.

The displeasure with the leadership of House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) was on full display during a televised town hall by CNN in Racine, Wisconson.

Politico reported:

The pride of Wisconsin got an earful back home.

House Speaker Paul Ryan remains undeniably popular in his home state. He routed a Donald Trump-inspired primary challenger last year to win reelection. Yet the shortcomings of an all-Republican Washington this year has met disapproval from voters across the political spectrum, and it was all too evident at a nationally televised town hall here on Monday night.

Ryan couldn’t win. He was asked why Congress did not deliver on repealing ObamaCare and Ryan’s response was to blame the Senate.

That answer was insufficient for an attendee that questioned about Congress’ failure to deliver on one of its core campaign promises.

Some town hall participants were not happy when Ryan said welfare had the negative consequence of reducing the motivation for people to work.

CNN host Jake Tapper also used the opportunity to confront Ryan on President Trump’s statements about the recent violence in Charlottesville.

Tapper asked Ryan about his former running mate Mitt Romney’s demand that Trump should apologize for comparing white supremacists with the other protesters.

Ryan did not agree with the apology demand and he also disagreed with an idea circulating in Congress that Trump should be censored.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is also being viewed negatively.

The Hill reported on a recent poll on McConnell and the results were not good.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky, according to a new survey.

A Public Policy Polling survey found just 18 percent of respondents approve of the job McConnell is doing, compared with 74 percent who disapprove.

If McConnell were up for reelection today, 37 percent of respondents said they would vote for the Kentucky Republican. Another 44 percent would instead choose a Democratic opponent, according to the survey.

Republican leadership remains in denial about the mood of the country and unless they change course the GOP majority in Congress could be in jeopardy.

 

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