A local election in Wisconsin on August 9 could decide the fate for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is running for re-election in the Republican primary.
Ryan’s support of Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, funding for sanctuary cities, funding the Syrian refugee resettlement program, expanding the Muslim refugee program, and support of amnesty for illegal aliens, has many conservative voters rooting for his ouster.
Paul Ryan has campaigned extensively with pro-illegal immigrant congressman Luis Gutierrez over the years, pushing for “immigration reform” and citizenship for illegals.
NumbersUSA president, Roy Beck, has called Ryan’s open-borders stance on immigration terrifying. “There’s nobody in the Republican Party who could be worse than Paul Ryan,” Beck said, when Ryan was being considered for speakership. “He has spent his entire adulthood ideologically connected to the open borders crowd. Open Borders is in his ideological DNA. That’s the terrifying thing. He’s an ideologue and his spent his whole life working for ideologues. Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being. This isn’t personal, it’s just who he is.”
Ryan’s challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, has campaigned hard against him, and is rising fast in the polls, gaining support of some big names, including Michelle Malkin, Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter.
Nehlen has repeatedly voiced support for Republican nominee Donald Trump and his pledge to secure the borders and stop illegal immigration, as well as his opposition to the TPP trade deal, which both say will take jobs away from American citizens.
An immigration watchdog group, “Americans for Legal Immigration PAC”, has released a hard-hitting campaign video, “Fire Lyin Paul Ryan to Stop Obama’s Amnesty.”
The group is hoping to help Nehlen achieve the same success that that Dave Brat had when he defeated Eric Cantor in 2014.
Trump supporters slammed Ryan for his failure to endorse Trump initially, and have expressed concerns that he will fight Trump every step of the way should he become President.
Nehlen pointed out on Tuesday that Ryan attended a secret retreat at the luxurious Broadmoor Resort in Colorado on Monday with billionaires Charles and David Koch, where he continued to push for the TPP multi-national trade deal.
Ryan reportedly took another swipe at Donald Trump at that event, saying, “We’ve got to win some of these fights in Washington on behalf of the free-market system. We have our work cut out for us. … We have a different kind of (presidential) nominee now. It’s unique. … We’re having a hard time with our party these days.”
Nehlen also saw Ryan save the Export-Import Bank by attaching it to a $300 billion highway bill. He dug into Ryan’s campaign financing and discovered the speaker had received big donations from Beltway insiders with vested interests in the TPP and the Export-Import Bank.
“I cannot describe the level of betrayal that that represents,” Nehlen said. “I’ve had well over 10,000 employees in my lifetime globally, and I started out in a factory at 18 years old, and it took me 12 years to get my engineering degree. I’ve run businesses all over the globe. I just got my fifth U.S. patent a week and a half ago, and I will not stand by while Paul Ryan burns it all down.”
Nehlen had thought somebody else would challenge Ryan in his 2016 primary, but no one stepped up to the plate. So Nehlen, the lifelong businessman, took on the job himself.
Richard Viguerie, a longtime conservative fundraiser who chairs American Target Advertising and Conservative HQ, agreed with Nehlen that Ryan and other establishment GOP legislators have betrayed conservatives.
Viguerie, the author of “Takeover,” believes Nehlen is at the vanguard of a power struggle for control of the GOP.
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