Speaker Ryan says he'll vote for Trump. Is the #NeverTrump movement officially dead? | The Tylt
In an op-ed for the GazetteXtra of his hometown, Janesville, Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will vote for Donald Trump. Though the Republican leader initially withheld his endorsement when Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee, he claims he's discussed his reservations with Trump: "Through these conversations, I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall," Ryan said.
Is Ryan's endorsement the death knell for the #NeverTrump movement?
The #NeverTrump movement is led by establishment conservatives such as Bill Kristol, Eric Erickson, George Will, and Lindsey Graham who consider Donald Trump to be both an interloper and a disgrace to their party. They are joined by many influential politicians and personalities: Glenn Beck, George Pataki, and Jennifer Rubin have all vowed never to support the nominee. But Ryan may have been one of the last dominoes to fall as the majority of the party unites around Trump (and around defeating Hillary Clinton).
Is the writing on the wall for #NeverTrump? What do you think?
Speaker Ryan says he'll vote for Trump. Is the #NeverTrump movement officially dead?