This is the endorsement Republicans have either dreaded or looked forward to: House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) June 2, 2016
Some Republicans anticipated an earlier endorsement.
The speaker wrote in a column:
That’s why next week my colleagues and I will start introducing a series of policy proposals that address the American people’s top priorities. These plans are the result of months of work by House Republicans.
The concept from the start was simple: If we had a Republican president ready to sign bills into law, what would we do?
Some conservatives have grown disenchanted with Speaker Ryan over what he’s already done. For example, he led a $1.6 billion budget bill that includes funding for the president’s Syrian “refugee” resettlement and illegal alien amnesty plans, among other things, instead of fighting to block funding for what conservatives oppose.
Columnist Michelle Malkin has thrown her support behind Paul Nehlen, a businessman from Wisconsin who has his eye on Speaker Ryan’s congressional seat.
Speaker Ryan wrote in his Trump-endorsement article that the GOP will “outline a plan not just for repealing Obamacare but replacing it with a better system, more focused on patients, choices and lower costs. We’ll offer a plan to restore the Constitution and the separation of powers that decades of executive overreach have eroded. We’ll present the ideal national security and foreign policy to keep Americans safe. We’ll show how we can reform rules and regulations so they’re spurring the economy and creating jobs, not destroying them. And we’ll offer a better way to help lift people out of poverty and into lives of self-determination.”
Does the plan include curbing immigration and strengthening the southern border?