Watch: Paul Ryan Tries To Sweep Trump’s Sexual Misconduct Under The Rug, Fails Miserably
Appearing on NBC’s “Today”, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday tried to dismiss the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump, claiming he is not sure what the accusations are.
During the interview, NBC host Savannah Guthrie pointed out that Ryan had called for House members to resign over similar accusations.
“President Trump has been accused as well,” Guthrie noted as Ryan cleared his throat. “Three of those accusers recently asked for a congressional investigation. They want you, they want Congress to look into whether those accusations against the president are true.”
Ryan refused to say whether Congress should launch an independent investigation claiming “those are criminal matters and Congress doesn’t do criminal investigations.”
“You do ethics investigations,” Guthrie interrupted.
“I would invite you to talk to the White House. Let’s give this issue the respect it deserves,” the Speaker replied, visibly annoyed. “And that’s why we’re taking this seriously and we’re doing mandatory training, we’re going to bring out a whole slew of reforms at the end of the week to show how Congress is going to get ahead of this problem and make sure that victims have rights.”
“It should not be a partisan issue,” Guthrie agreed. “The White House position on the president’s accusers is that they are all liars. Is that your position?”
Ryan stuttered as he replied: “Look, I don’t even know what all of these accusations are. I’m focused on fixing Congress.”
Watch the exchange in the video below via NBC.