Republican leaders crying over the Trumpenstein monster destroying them on Twitter (and any real chance their party could capture the White House) have only themselves to blame.
Some are even raising the potential of denying Ryan the speakership after the election. The only possible answer is that Ryan enjoys his personal status as House Speaker with its perks of office and has more concern with preserving his status than helping the GOP pass any legislation.
But Trump's offensive against Ryan, which began earlier in the week, isn't about "sinister" deals that exist only in the candidate's imagination.
Trump later apologized for the remarks, which he attributed to "locker room" banter. Speaker Ryan's leadership of the House has been ineffective, at best. If Republicans are wondering what has happened to create a disconnect between Washington and their constituents, they need only to look at the disloyal and self-serving behavior they are now demonstrating. "I respect his decision", she said.
Separately on Wednesday, The Palm Beach Post in Florida reported that Mindy McGillivray, 36, told the newspaper that Trump groped her at his Mar-a-Lago estate 13 years ago. Podesta also said, without offering proof, that Trump's campaign may have been aware of the hacking in advance.
If Paul Ryan isn't for Trump, then I'm not for Paul Ryan.
"And when you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said, adding later: "Grab them by the p--". The lawmakers urged Conway to tell Trump to focus his fire exclusively on Hillary Clinton -- and not on his own party.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole weighed in on the controversy surrounding Republican candidate Donald Trump's remarks on a 2005 recording in which Trump was heard having a vulgar discussion with then-Access Hollywood personality Billy Bush on a live mic.
All of this is why Ryan called up House Republicans on Monday and told them he would no longer defend the nominee, nor campaign for him.
While Mr. McCain is a well-known senator with a double-digit lead, other incumbents are walking fine lines after the video leak, which triggered a virtual civil war within the Republican Party.
It was an unprecedented breach between the intellectual leader of the Republican Party and its nominee in the late stages of a United States presidential campaign. If they stand by him, they not only risk turning off moderate Republicans but also being branded for years as aligned with the Republican who sparked a crisis for the party.
But he is clearly walking a tightrope as he navigates an unprecedented presidential race and his party's shoot-from-the-hip nominee.
Podesta says the FBI is investigating Russia's possible involvement, raising the extraordinary prospect of a link between Russian Federation and the US presidential election.
Trump's adoption of a factually-challenged style of campaigning would have been impossible without the power of conservative media that has been building for decades and is now fused with the GOP presidential ticket through the role of Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, who serves as the CEO of the Trump campaign. Down-ballot Democrats anxious that a narrow focus on Trump's deficiencies might not be helpful to the rest of the party. AV, Republicans all the way down the ticket are running for their lives. John McCain parried a number of pointed questions from moderators and his opponent, Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, about his support for Donald Trump, without any major gaffes.
The dilemma is especially hard for Republican senators running for re-election. More realistically, he could govern as a centrist, abandoning some of the core conservative policies he promised voters he'd back.
These members said their impression from talking to GOP colleagues was that their conference would be better off if Ryan had never made such a big deal about his support for Trump.
Meanwhile, the fight for the Senate could unexpectedly come down to GOP Sen.
Star FM Online also said that the PRRI/Atlantic poll revealed two days after the second USA presidential debate suggested Mrs Clinton holds a 49-38 lead over her opponent. He said if you're a conservative, this is the right pool to be picking from - there's not anybody on here that wouldn't be an excellent judge. There still are some three dozen GOP lawmakers who have withdrawn their support or are calling for Trump to step aside.
There are now 246 House Republicans, plus a vacant seat the GOP seems likely to retain.
According to a survey of Florida voters by NBC and The Wall Street Journal released on Tuesday, Clinton is leading Trump in the key swing state of Florida by 45 percent to 42 percent.
But her aides caution against excessive optimism. In that instance, a lower turnout could create an advantage for Trump. Why he would willfully choose to leave a person with bad behavior to enable one far worse to win the election is baffling.
Rachel Crooks, of OH, said she met Trump at Trump Tower in 2005. "And we can not be complacent, we can not rest".