Ryan: Clinton’s a ‘liberal progressive’
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNew Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders House Dem: Party's aging leaders is 'a problem' Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders MORE (R-Wis.) says in a new interview that he might have trouble working with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton‘Prosperity and peace’ is the winning Republican theme for midterms Mueller recommends Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points MORE.

Ryan told Politico that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee might be too left-wing of a president to find common ground.

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“I think she is actually a liberal progressive,” he said. "I don’t think she’s faking it. I think she’s a liberal progressive.

“And I think she’s sitting atop a party that’s now run by [Sens.] Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBoogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems RealClearPolitics editor: Moderate Democrats are losing even when they win Sanders tests his brand in Florida MORE [I-Vt.] and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBoogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems Overnight Health Care: Senate takes up massive HHS spending bill next week | Companies see no sign of drugmakers cutting prices, despite Trump claims | Manchin hits opponent on ObamaCare lawsuit Elizabeth Warren and the new communism MORE [D-Mass.],” Ryan added. "This is a Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders party.

“Our party has moved right, their party have moved really left. I think the common ground, say that you had in the early 90s when I was here as a staffer is nothing like the common ground you have right now.”

Ryan also said Republican outcry over Clinton’s use of a private email server at the State Department is not politically motivated.

“The motivation here isn’t partisanship,” he said. "The motivation here is you’ve gotta hold people accountable for these actions, otherwise we’re demeaning the whole value of these things.

“The thing that bothers me the most is the double standard that seems to be applied,” Ryan added Clinton. "Shouldn’t she be held to the same standard everybody else is? I worry about the rule of law being equally applied in this country these days."