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Wicked Blue

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Sun Jun 9, 2024, 09:55 PM Jun 9

The latest big-time Republican to bail on Trump [View all]

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Paul Ryan has seen enough.

The former speaker of the House and vice presidential nominee has had a sometimes contentious relationship with Donald Trump, but he’s made up his mind on who he’ll support in November. Not Trump.

“Character is too important for me,” Ryan told Yahoo Finance earlier this week. “[The presidency] is a job that requires the kind of character [Trump] doesn’t have.”

He added: “Democracy is being tested in two very specific ways. One within, with our polarization eating each other alive. ... The second one is from [the outside], from authoritarian regimes who are basically saying they got the mojo, they can make the decisions faster, they can beat democracy.”

https://www.nj.com/politics/2024/06/the-latest-big-time-republican-to-bail-on-trump.html
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