Ryan lays out his criteria for Trump's VP pick
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE (R-Wis.) on Friday laid out his criteria for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE's vice presidential pick, saying Republicans need someone who can forcefully make the case against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Trump fights for battleground Arizona Biden leads Trump by 12 in new national poll 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.