Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP gives ground on border wall, deportation in spending talks McConnell signals Republican-only path on tax reform Georgia campaigns keep up pressure ahead of runoff vote MORE met with the Mexican secretary of Foreign Relations Tuesday, hours after saying Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenate Dems offer 'corrected' version of WH press release on Trump's first 100 days Trump to meet with Australian prime minister next month Liberal group files complaint on Mar-a-Lago promotion MORE's comments about a Mexican-American judge were "textbook definition" racist.
Ruiz told The Hill that the relationship between the two countries transcends the current political climate.
"The relationship between Mexico and the United States is stronger, bigger, more important than a specific moment," she said.
Ruiz's office tweeted photos of her meeting with Ryan and the Foreign Relations Committee.
Ryan's office confirmed the meeting took place but did not immediately respond to requests for comment on its content.
During a visit with community activists in Washington Tuesday, the Speaker strongly disavowed Trump's comments about a Hispanic judge but didn't withdraw his endorsement of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Trump Thursday escalated his criticism of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana-born son of Mexican immigrants, saying the judge's ethnic background prevents him from being an objective arbiter of cases on Trump's embattled business venture Trump University.
Trump argued that his plan to build a wall on the Mexican border would make it impossible for a person of Mexican descent to hold an objective position; he later included Muslims, presumably because of his statements about banning Muslims from traveling to the United States.