House Speaker Paul Ryan really only cares about one thing: tax reform (or lack thereof). As long as his proposed tax reform bill gets signed, it doesn’t really matter who is doing the signing. Right now, that person is President Trump, but any Republican would honestly work in his place. So, of course, it only makes sense that Ryan would brush off special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictments as a sideshow to the real problem gripping DC: tax cuts, baby!
On Monday morning, Ryan appeared on WTAQ’s The Jerry Bader Show, a public radio station based in Wisconsin. When he was asked about the indictments he made it abundantly clear that nothing, not even the arrest of President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, could distract him from tax reform.
“I don’t really have anything to add other than nothing is going to derail what we’re doing in Congress because we’re working on solving people’s problems,” he said. “People deserve tax breaks. Nothing derails us from focusing on that That’s basically where a lot of our time and attention is focused on right now.”
As if it weren’t already apparent that Ryan just doesn’t give a shit about Mueller’s indictments, he really drove his disinterest home at a manufacturing event in Wisconsin on Monday afternoon.
“It is big news, but this is what you get from a special counsel,” he responded to a reporter who pressed him on Mueller’s indictments. “They made an indictment. I really have nothing to add because I haven’t even read it, so I’m not going to speculate on something I haven’t read.”
Everything is fine!