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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:00 PM

Ryan Says Press Has A 'Right' To Write Anything After Trump Attacks Media [View all]

Source: Talking Points Memo




By MATT SHUHAM Published OCTOBER 12, 2017 12:09 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Thursday that he was a “constitutional conservative” when it came to the freedom of the press, but he avoided criticizing President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the press.

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“Do you agree with the President’s interpretation of the First Amendment?” the reporter asked Ryan. “I’m a constitutional conservative,” he responded. “I’m for the First Amendment. I don’t always agree and like what you guys write, but you have a right to do it. And I’m a constitutional conservative, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”

“Does it concern you that the President seems to disagree?” the reporter asked.

“This is how I see it,” Ryan said, before moving on.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/paul-ryan-constitutional-conservative

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