House Speaker Paul Ryan finally endorsed Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States.
In a message posted on Twitter, Ryan said he will be voting for Trump and expressed confidence that the Republican presidential presumptive nominee will “help turn the House GOP’s agenda into laws.
For weeks, Ryan was hesitant to endorse Trump. He stated that he was “not ready” because of their differences.
Clinton will not support GOP’s policy proposals
Separately, Ryan wrote an article published on GazetteXtra, in which he explained his reasons for supporting Trump. He explained that his goal from the very start has been to unite the Republican Party to win the presidential election in November, and he believes that Hillary Clinton will not support the GOP’s policy proposals.
“A Clinton White House would mean four more years of liberal cronyism and a government more out for itself than the people it serves. Quite simply, she represents all that our agenda aims to fix,” wrote Ryan.
He added, “We need a Republican president willing to sign” into law the party’s policy proposals.
Ryan and Trump have more common ground
Ryan engaged in discussion with Trump regarding the proper role of the executive and fundamental principles including the protection of life. However, he said the main focus of their dialogue was the House policy agenda. They also talked about working together on uniting the Republican Party and healing the fissures developed during the primary by focusing on issues.
“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,” said Ryan.
It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.