BREAKING: Paul Ryan Issues STUNNING Threat To Trump About His “Muslim Ban”

For much of the primary campaign, Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan seemed like GOP Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots. The two would duke it out with reckless abandon (well, as reckless as it can get between two members of the same party) over the issues, and Paul Ryan even went as far as to withhold his endorsement of Trump for some time.

We thought that was over after Speaker Ryan finally came out and endorsed Trump for president.

However, in a Thursday interview with the Huffington Post, Ryan again made headlines by intimating that he might sue Trump over his proposed temporary ban on immigration from Muslim countries should Trump become president.

“I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan told the liberal magazine.

When asked if Trump would overstep the immigration-curtailing powers specified by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, Ryan replied, “That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about. On the broader question, are we going to exert our Article I powers and reclaim this Article I power no matter who the president is? Absolutely.”

Article I is the part of the Constitution that outlines Congress’ power to check the president, particularly when he oversteps his legal boundaries.

It’s nice to see Ryan finally having discovered this part of the Constitution, having let it rot in his office desk during most of his speakership, although it’s interesting that he apparently plans to ignore it for the rest of President Barack Obama’s second term.

However, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 is relatively clear on this: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

While Ryan may have read up on that whole Article I thing, it seems perusing that very pertinent part of the law in question wasn’t on his agenda, as well.

The rest of the interview was a masterpiece in apologizing for conservatism to the liberal media; Ryan said Trump didn’t have “a blank check” with the endorsement he had given him, and there was a line Trump could cross where Ryan would feel compelled to withdraw that imprimatur.

“I don’t know what that line is,” Ryan added, “but right now, I want to make sure that we win the White House.”

In the immortal words of Jeannie Bueller, dry that one out and you could fertilize the lawn.

Trump isn’t saying anything now that he wasn’t saying since the campaign began, long before Ryan offered his belated endorsement. It’s not like Paul Ryan didn’t have time to pore over each and every one of Trump’s positions before the speaker realized his career was basically over if he didn’t endorse The Donald.

Now that the #NeverTrump vultures have taken to the sky yet again, falsely convincing themselves one last time that there will soon be a Trump carcass to pick over in Cleveland, Paul Ryan sees yet another opening to further his career.

Good luck on that one, Mr. Speaker. It’ll end the same way it did before — with Republicans thinking you’re a traitor.


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