The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party released a statement Monday night defending House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party Biden fires back at Sanders on Social Security Warren now also knocking Biden on Social Security MORE and the work he’s done for his home state. 


Ryan has distanced himself from GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE, drawing harsh criticism from Trump and his supporters. 

Ahead of a Monday evening rally in Green Bay, Trump took to Twitter to attack Ryan for “always fighting the Republican nominee!” He also said Ryan “doesn’t know how to win.”

Though Trump largely stayed away from attacking Ryan on his home turf Monday, the crowd at the rally chanted “Ryan sucks!” ahead of his remarks.

Brad Courtney of the state GOP defended Ryan in a statement, saying the Wisconsin Republican party is "incredibly proud and fully supportive" of Ryan and said his investments in the party's ground game will "enable great candidates like Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonNadler gets under GOP's skin Restlessness, light rule-breaking and milk spotted on Senate floor as impeachment trial rolls on Senators opt to drink milk on Senate floor during impeachment trial MORE, Mike Gallagher and Donald Trump to win elections here in Wisconsin."