It’s been some seven months since House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he would be retiring from Congress in January.
And his latest comments during a Q&A hosted by The Washington Post, are a reminder that Ryan’s retirement can’t come soon enough.
“It’s great that he’s coming and I think he feels a sense of civic duty,” Ryan said regarding Mitt Romney’s election to the United States Senate. “I think with John McCain passing, for example, Mitt believes that there’s a role for him in our party in being you know a statesman and a standard-bearer in our party.”
“I would look to him as a leader who will be a standard-bearer of our principles,” Ryan repeated during the interview.
Considering Ryan’s past role as Romney’s vice presidential nominee on an incredibly underwhelming campaign in 2012, it makes sense that Ryan would have nice things to say about Romney.
But to suggest that as the one-term “Republican” Governor of Massachusetts and a two-time failed Presidential candidate, Romney should somehow leapfrog every other member of Congress, not to mention the President of the United States, is laughable.
Almost as laughable as Ryan’s tenure as Speaker of the House.
Ryan burst onto the scene in Washington as an energetic, young gun known as an “ideas guy” that would help solve all of the nation’s problems and awaken a new generation of Americans to conservatism.
Now, Ryan will leave Washington with a reputation for being a “do-nothing” Speaker who couldn’t fulfill even the party’s most basic promises, like repealing Obamacare.
And he’s apparently determined to make as many outlandish comments as possible on his way out.