Paul Ryan stabbed Donald Trump in the back.
But what makes matters worse is the timing.
Ryan saved this betrayal of Trump for the worst possible time.
Paul Ryan Abandons Trump
Donald Trump ran on repealing Obamacare.
He made the same promise every Republican has since 2010.
John McCain betrayed Trump when he voted against the repeal bill.
But Republicans could make another effort to repeal the law.
Jon Kyl replaced John McCain.
He said he is in favor of repealing Obamacare.
“It seems to me that would have been a useful thing to do,” he said.
However, Paul Ryan will not schedule another repeal vote.
Ryan said, “I haven’t even thought about it.”
Senate Republicans echoed Ryan’s betrayal.
John Cornyn, who is the second ranking Republican in the Senate, said, “I’m not going to be asking for another vote on that this year.”
Trump Supporters React With Anger
Trump supporters reacted with anger.
They contend the GOP promised to repeal Obamacare.
Trump did not give up on the effort.
He still talks about repealing the law in his rally speeches.
But Republicans in Congress refuse to do their part.
Ryan and other swamp Republicans think the vote is risky.
They fear the media and Democrat backlash.
But Democrats are already fired up to vote.
Critics argue there is nothing the GOP can do that will increase the Democrat’s base enthusiasm.
They contend Republicans should be worried about their own base.
Paul Ryan’s Terrible Timing
Ryan saying he will not hold a vote on Obamacare could not have come at a worse time.
Democrats hold an advantage in the latest polls about control of Congress.
A brand new Quinnipiac poll gives the Democrats a 14-point lead.
There are less than 60 days before the midterm election.
Republicans need to do everything in their power to energize their base.
Instead, Ryan is suppressing the GOP vote.
Donald Trump’s name is not on the ballot to energize GOP voters.
Republicans only tool is voting on legislation that shows why the GOP base needs to turn out in November.
Instead, Republicans are taking the opposite approach.
Ryan and Mitch McConnell want to fund the government and go home.
Trump wants to shut the government down to win funding for his border wall.
Ryan is scheming to talk Trump out of that as well.
Critics argue Ryan’s actions guarantee Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
He won’t vote on repealing Obamacare.
Ryan won’t fight for wall funding.
He is giving GOP voters no reason to turn out in November.
Critics argue this is Ryan’s revenge.
Ryan never liked Trump.
Ryan supports amnesty, trade deals and foreign wars.
Trump won campaigning on “America First.”
Some critics believe Ryan wants to stick Trump with a Democrat Congress as payback.
They claim Ryan and other establishment Republicans want to sabotage Trump so they can take the party back in 2020.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.