Ryan Dodges Talking About Comey Firing, Say he is “Focusing on What’s in My Control”

Ryan Dodges Talking About Comey Firing, Say he is “Focusing on What’s in My Control”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, on Friday would not comment on President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, saying he couldn’t comment on everything that happens in the White House.

“I’m focusing on what’s in my control, and that is what is Congress doing to solve people’s problems,” Ryan said at an event in Delavan, WI.

“I’m going leave it to the President to talk about and defend his tweets,” Ryan said, promising to continue his work on healthcare and tax reform.

“I’m working on making sure that we make good on our promises and fix people’s problems,” Ryan added, according to reports from CNN. “That’s what’s in my control, and that’s what I’m focused on.”

On Wednesday, the House Speaker did defend Trump’s decision, saying it was up to him to make the call.

“He lost the confidence of the president,” Ryan said in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday. “It is entirely within the president’s role and authority to relieve him and that’s what he did.”

via Talking Points Memo

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