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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:53 AM

'I mean, come on': Paul Ryan says Trump should 'absolutely' come out against wife beating

Source: RawStory




DAVID EDWARDS
14 FEB 2018 AT 10:46 ET

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to publicly speak out against domestic abuse.

At a press conference on Wednesday, reporters reminded the Speaker that Trump has refused to publicly condemn former White House staffer Rob Porter for allegedly abusing his ex-wives and that the president has also declined to make a more generalized statement against domestic violence.

“Do you think the White House should publicly condemn domestic violence,” MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Ryan. “Should the president?”

“Absolutely,” Ryan replied. “Look, I can’t speak for what [Rob Porter] did because I don’t even know the answer to that. But clearly, clearly we should — I mean, come one — clearly we should all be condemning domestic violence. And if a person who commits domestic violence gets in the government, then there’s a breakdown in the system. There’s a breakdown in the vetting system. And that breakdown needs to be addressed.”




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Reply 'I mean, come on': Paul Ryan says Trump should 'absolutely' come out against wife beating (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
mac56 Feb 2018 #1
PatSeg Feb 2018 #2
bucolic_frolic Feb 2018 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #4
apnu Feb 2018 #8
SCVDem Feb 2018 #5
robbob Feb 2018 #6
Marthe48 Feb 2018 #7
yurbud Feb 2018 #9
tavernier Feb 2018 #10
djg21 Feb 2018 #11
Egnever Feb 2018 #12
CTyankee Feb 2018 #13
maxrandb Feb 2018 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 PM

1. Broken clock. Blind squirrel.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:04 PM

2. Oh for Pete's sake

This is the same guy who spoke out against Trump's racism during the campaign and now he is kissing his ass on a daily basis. It is hard to take anything he says seriously.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:10 PM

3. Puzzling

Is he asking why he hasn't done so thus far?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:16 PM

4. are no Dems in the news?

Are all the media outlets conditioned to follow Repugs around for juicy droppings?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:44 PM

8. Yes. They are the ones in charge

All the Dems have is the filibuster. Repukes own every lever of the Federal Government right now. Its their show, they own it... all of it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:27 PM

5. Extreme Vetting?

These are the masters of it?

Get the fuck out!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:41 PM

6. There IS a breakdown in the vetting system.

And his name is Donald Trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:09 PM

7. Ryan and his henchmen don't see the family abuse

in cutting Medicare, Medicaid, ACA, SS, Snap, and on and on. That is institutional abuse and its got in our government and he's the biggest abuser in the system. You need to get out, you ass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:31 PM

9. could you imagine what a Democrat like Truman or LBJ would do to these assholes?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:13 PM

10. Cant speak for what Porter did?

He abused two of his ex wives.

When you speak but can’t speak, you’re not really saying anything at all. So just sit down, shut up, and wait for your pink slip. It’s coming quite soon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:38 PM

11. Is this a setup by Ryan?

He has to know that Trump cannot come out against domestic violence given (1) Ivana’s deposition testimony in which she claimed to have been raped by her former husband, and (2) the Donald’s long history of misogyny and sexual misconduct.

The part of the book that caused the most controversy concerns Trump’s divorce from his first wife, Ivana. Hurt obtained a copy of her sworn divorce deposition, from 1990, in which she stated that, the previous year, her husband had raped her in a fit of rage. In Hurt’s account, Trump was furious that a “scalp reduction” operation he’d undergone to eliminate a bald spot had been unexpectedly painful. Ivana had recommended the plastic surgeon. In retaliation, Hurt wrote, Trump yanked out a handful of his wife’s hair, and then forced himself on her sexually. Afterward, according to the book, she spent the night locked in a bedroom, crying; in the morning, Trump asked her, “with menacing casualness, ‘Does it hurt?’ ” Trump has denied both the rape allegation and the suggestion that he had a scalp-reduction procedure. Hurt said that the incident, which is detailed in Ivana’s deposition, was confirmed by two of her friends.

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Trump was deposed during the divorce, too. According to a report by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, which examined the divorce records, Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination approximately a hundred times when Ivana’s lawyers asked him about adulterous relations with other women.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/documenting-trumps-abuse-of-women


If Trump were to come out against sexual misconduct, his past would become fair game, more allegations of abuse would arise, and there surely would be a call for an investigation from Gillibrand and others.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:41 PM

12. Yea the breakdown in the vetting system is your party

 

Fucking tool.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:38 PM

13. don't think he meant this exactly....



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 09:00 AM

14. Funny Paul

"I mean, come on" is what I fucking say everyday I wake up and discover that Donnie Short Fingers is still president and you're still Speaker.

Go fuck yourself sideways with a First Edition hard cover copy of Atlas Shrugged you worthless piece of amphibian shit!!!!

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