Speaker Paul Ryan sat down for an interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Wednesday to talk about the latest election news.
Ryan opened by stating the importance of maintaining a “special session” in Congress, with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate.
“People don’t seem to remember this, but we, House Republicans, Senate Republicans, we put a bill on President Obama’s desk,” he told Hewitt. “We used a tool called reconciliation which they could not filibuster, and we put a repeal bill of Obamacare on President Obama’s desk, along with repealing our funding for Planned Parenthood.”
“We put that on President Obama’s desk. Now clearly, he vetoed it, but what we demonstrated that with just the simple majorities we have in the House and the Senate, we can put these things on his desk,” Ryan continued. “Imagine if we had a Republican president. This is what Donald Trump is talking about.”
Later in the interview, Hewitt turned the conversation toward Hillary Clinton’s ongoing scandals.
“If Hillary Clinton wins, boy, we need Republican majorities,” the conservative pundit posed to Ryan. “But I also, you probably don’t remember impeachment very well. You were talking about it the other day.”
The House Speaker noted that he was a “freshman congressman” during the Bill Clinton impeachment and agreed with Hewitt that the process is a “nightmare for the country.”
Ryan responded by tearing into the Democratic nominee.
“This is what I keep telling young people who didn’t experience the 1990s like you and I did. This is what life is like with the Clintons. There’s always a scandal, and then there’s always an investigation. You never know what’s going to happen next. They live above the rules, outside the rules, and they work the system to help Clinton Incorporated, not to help the rest of us.”
“This is not a one-off event,” he continued. “This is a consistent pattern of behavior over a lifetime of the Clintons in office.”
“So why on Earth would we want to go through that again?”