Former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he would decline any invitation to attend the Republican National Convention in his home state of Wisconsin provided former President Donald Trump is the GOP’s flag bearer in 2024.
Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan from Wisconsin says he won't show up at the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee if former President Donald Trump is the nominee
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Ryan, who actively worked against Trump’s America First positions during his time in Congress, was bold in his statement when he said he would support anyone other than Trump. He added that if somebody not named Trump emerged, his party stood no chance of winning the presidential election — which contradicts the GOP’s results prior to Trump’s election.
When quizzed about where he would be in the 2024 Republican National Convention, Ryan tied his attendance with the identity of whoever emerged from the GOP.
“It depends on who the nominee is. I’ll be here if it’s somebody not named Trump,” Ryan said in response to his interviewer’s question. He added that he would only participate in the convention if his warning was heeded.
Paul Ryan won’t attend the RNC if Trump is the nominee.
Can someone tell him that literally no one cares?pic.twitter.com/zasfSnej2m
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 25, 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is set to host the GOP from the 15th to 18th of July 2024 for their national convention to select their next presidential nominee formally. The news came from the Republican National Committee, who’s eyeing displacing the Democrats from America’s oval office.
According to Daily Wire news, former President Trump won the state of Wisconsin in 2016 with 47.2% of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 46.5%. However, he lost the state narrowly in 2020 to Joe Biden.
“We look forward to our continued work with the beautiful city of Milwaukee to make this convention week a success. Republicans will stand united in Milwaukee in 2024 to share our message of freedom and opportunity with the world,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in an announcement that revealed the date.
Last November, from his house in Florida, Trump announced that he would run for the president’s office for a third time. The announcement came after the Federal Electoral Commission filed his claim of candidacy.