Tim Ryan: Trump 'doesn't give a s--- about' the Constitution

Tim Ryan: Trump 'doesn't give a s--- about' the Constitution
© Greg Nash

Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanOffice of Technology Assessment: It's time for a second coming Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far GM among partners planning .3B battery plant in Ohio MORE (D-Ohio), who is running for president, said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE "doesn't give a shit" about the Constitution. 

"He’s more concerned about himself than the Constitution, the traditions of our country, transparency, all of the essential components, whether in law or in tradition in America,” Ryan said, according to ABC News.

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“He doesn’t give a shit about them, he just doesn’t care,” the Ohio Democrat added.

Ryan's comments came as Trump asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE's full report on Russian election interference. The House Judiciary Committee is poised to vote to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham Barr DOJ says surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Page lacked evidence Senators press DHS over visa approval for Pensacola naval base shooter Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments MORE in contempt of Congress over his refusal to provide the panel with the complete, unredacted report.

Ryan retweeted a transcript of his remarks posted by an ABC News reporter. 

He also called Trump “the distracter in chief,” saying that the president is “not even trying to deal with the economy for working class people.”

Ryan, a moderate Democrat from a key swing state, is among more than 20 people competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He is considered a long-shot candidate, but has reportedly qualified for the first Democratic primary debate through the polling requirement.