Ryan lays out his criteria for Trump's VP pick
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE (R-Wis.) on Friday laid out his criteria for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE's vice presidential pick, saying Republicans need someone who can forcefully make the case against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE.


Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate, in particular highlighted Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State, criticizing her for living “above the law," in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt.

“That, to me, is one of the cardinal sins that Secretary Clinton violated,” Ryan said, according to a transcript. “And that is one of those things that the VP not only needs to point out.”

“You have to have a VP who’s ready to step up and be president at any moment, but also a vice president candidate who can articulate the policy of the forthcoming administration, and can delineate the differences,” he continued. “That’s something that the VP is going to have to do.”

Ryan said he's confident there are many capable candidates for the job.