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Wisconsin GOP defends Speaker after ‘Ryan sucks!’ chant

Greg Nash

The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party released a statement Monday night defending House Speaker Paul Ryan and the work he’s done for his home state. 

{mosads}Ryan has distanced himself from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, 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 Johnson, Mike Gallagher and Donald Trump to win elections here in Wisconsin.”

 

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