Paul Ryan is lecturing a nun right now and getting booed for it
— Charles Lane (@ChuckLane1) August 22, 2017
Nun: As a Catholic, how do you uphold the church’s teachings on the poor?
Ryan: Focusing on “upward mobility and economic growth.” pic.twitter.com/mltyQoicSY
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) August 22, 2017
I still haven’t been able to find any info on whether Trump decided to upstage Ryan with his Big Boy Great Game Adventure Speech, but would it be a surprise either way? Per Refinery29:
… The Ryan town hall began 30 minutes later than originally planned to accommodate Trump’s nationwide address where he outlined a new strategy for troops in Afghanistan…
CNN extended invitations to people from Ryan’s district and selected the questions that were asked. That has led to criticism from Democrats who say the Republican Ryan has been hiding from Wisconsin voters since he hasn’t held a town hall open to everyone since October 2015.
Ryan’s Democratic challenger, Randy Bryce, said he did not receive a ticket to the event. Instead, he raised money to run a pair of television ads during the broadcast, including one where he poses three questions for Ryan to answer about health insurance, Trump, and equal pay legislation.
Ryan has held numerous events in Wisconsin, but he’s only taken questions from the public in controlled environments such as private businesses.
“Hopefully the media event that occurred tonight will convince Paul Ryan that talking to his constituents is a good idea,” said U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat representing a south-central Wisconsin congressional district that’s next to Ryan’s. “In the remaining weeks when Paul is home, he might want to schedule a real town hall or two and explain his health care bill that drops tens of millions of people’s coverage, as well as discuss his tax preferences that would give the top 1 percent more tax breaks while working Americans continue to struggle.”…
Paul Ryan insists he can't control the president; he can only control his own actions.
Someone should tell him he's Speaker of the House.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 22, 2017
Paul Ryan says that instead of censuring Trump for equivocation on white supremacists, "we should be unifying ourselves."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 22, 2017
Isn’t that what the white supremacists are saying? https://t.co/OWSjynCa0r
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) August 22, 2017
Per the Washington Post, “Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall”.
Twice on CNN @SpeakerRyan said "tax cuts" before correcting himself and saying "reform."
— Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) August 22, 2017
'Iron stache' Randy Bryce: "I want [Paul Ryan] to call out Donald Trump" over his Charlottesville response https://t.co/OLHy00slYq
— CNN (@CNN) August 22, 2017