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Ryan lays out his criteria for Trump’s VP pick

Haiyun Jiang

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday laid out his criteria for Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick, saying Republicans need someone who can forcefully make the case against Hillary Clinton.

{mosads}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. 

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