It is fitting that Paul Ryan spent the month of December finishing his term as speaker of the House genuflecting to Donald Trump as he has done for the past two years.

In the middle of the uproar over the Saudi-state killing of a Turkish journalist, after the Senate had voted in favor of ending aid for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, Ryan oversaw the insertion of language into the House farm bill which prevents a floor vote on any war powers regarding Yemen (a move that would make Scott Walker, Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos proud). It was undoubtedly done at the behest of Trump in order to protect his financial interests in the Middle East. Then, after Trump’s tantrum over his man wall, Ryan inserted $5.7 billion into the House CR bill, which Ryan knew would only enhance the likelihood of a shutdown.

When historians write about the damage that is being done to our country at this point in time, Janesville’s own will undoubtedly be seen as one of the primary enablers. He spent his career blocking popular legislation and advancing the interests of the few that don’t need the government’s help. Let’s not forget this as he moves on to his multi-million dollar lobbyist career.


Town of Fulton does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

  • Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Use the "Report comment abuse" link below to report offensive comments.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person's reputation.
  • Ask questions. What more do you want to know about the story?
  • Stay focused. Keep on the story's topic.
  • Help us get it right. If you spot a factual error or misspelling, email or call 1-800-362-6712.
  • Remember, this is our site. We set the rules, and we reserve the right to remove any comments that we deem inappropriate.

Report comment abuse

Users on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) are currently unable to comment. This is a known bug.