Paul Ryan addressed former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation during House Republicans’ weekly press conference Tuesday morning.
The House Speaker had just been asked if “the American public [deserves] to know whether the President of the United States directed Mike Flynn to talk to the Russian ambassador about the issues of sanctions during the transition period,” to which he responded by taking “a step back for a second.”
“National security is perhaps the most important financial or responsibility a president has, and I think the president made the right decision to ask for his resignation,” Ryan told the room of reporters. “You cannot have a national security adviser misleading the vice president and others, so I think the president was right to ask for his resignation.”
“I believe it was the right thing to do.”