Former House Speaker is set to rip former President Trump’s influence on the Republican party in a Reagan Library speech.
According to CNN, Ryan will say “Once again, we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads. And here’s one reality we have to face: If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle,”
“We win majorities by directing our loyalty and respect to voters, and by staying faithful to the conservative principles that unite us,” Ryan is also expected to say. “This was true even when the person leading our movement was as impressive, polished, and agreeable as they come.”
Ryan is also expected to criticize Biden for moving to the left.
“In 2020, the country wanted a nice guy who would move to the center and depolarize our politics. Instead, we got a nice guy pursuing an agenda more leftist than any president in my lifetime. These policies might have the full approval of his progressive supporters, but they break faith with the middle-of-the-road folks who made the difference for him on Election Day,” Ryan is expected to say.