Paul Ryan Speaks on Charlottesville Chaos, Says There Are No Sides
Paul Ryan, outspoken Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin, took to social media earlier this week to address the Charlottesville incidents that took place earlier in the month when white nationalists fought with Antifa protesters. These protests and counter-protests resulted in the death of a 32 year-old-woman on the Antifa side when she was deliberately hit by a speeding car driven by a white supremacist. Two Virginia State Troopers were also killed in a helicopter crash while providing recon for officers on the ground at the protests.
Paul Ryan took some mean jabs at un-doing what President Trump had to say about the tragic events. Trump said he believes there's blame to lay on both sides. Trump also believes that there were also citizens on both sides of the argument who were there to genuinely express their opinions regarding the removal of Robert E. Lee's statue.
In contrast, Ryan came out and posted that there are no sides. He, in no uncertain terms, took the side of the Antifa protesters saying that he will not tolerate any hateful ideology in our society.
Paul Ryan is seemingly on the side of quasi-terrorist group Antifa, whose list of things they protest is a virtual endless laundry list covering just about everything, a group that routinely makes video posts of alleged members holding guns and garbed in masks, a group that refuses to rule out the possibility of their using weapons for their causes.
Ryan went on to praise the woman who was killed in Charlottesville and her family who was on the Antifa side of the madness. He called the fatal crash from an alleged Hitler obsessed nationalist "domestic terrorism".
The Speaker urged Americans to call for healing and forgiveness instead of resorting to violence and that would be the ultimately most powerful example. He elaborated that the notion that anyone is genetically superior to anyone else is completely against our country's founding principles. Ryan said that the US is defined by its often exhausting pursuit of a more perfect union and that hateful ideology is much larger than any legislative or political action.
He claims that what happened in Charlottesville is merely a test of our own moral clarity with emphasis on the words we choose to utilize and the attitudes that we project matter more than we think. He added that Charlottesville was a major setback for the country and we need to all join together in the fight to rid our country of such hatred. He noted that we, at the very least, owe it to Heather Heyer and our children to do something more to rid this country of hatred.
“We all need to make clear there is no moral relativism when it comes to neo-Nazis,” Ryan said. “The notion that anyone is intrinsically superior to anyone else runs completely counter to our founding principles.”
Ryan said he was camping with his family last week during the protests in Charlottesville. “Our annual camping trip is the kind of time away we really cherish these days,” he said. “Of course, the escape was short-lived, jolted back to reality by what happened in Charlottesville.”
He did not forget to plug his upcoming town hall meeting he is having with the very real and reputable CNN news giant. Keywords: real, reputable.