Speaker Paul Ryan took a brutal lashing on Fox News’ “Hannity” after the House announced it was delaying a vote on the Republican Party’s Obamacare replacement bill, pushing the possible accomplishment outside President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.
Guest Laura Ingraham pointed out that Ryan’s job was “to quarterback this legislation through the House,” but has failed to make that happen.
“If you can’t get health care done, and done right, eight years after saying you were gonna do it … I don’t even know what to say about that,” she said. “What does that say about your ability to lead at a critical time for our economy?
Ingraham tiptoed around calling for Ryan to be replaced.
“I’m not gonna sugarcoat this. This is an embarrassment that this couldn’t get done,” she said. “You have got to get better communications. You have to know your caucus. Otherwise, just give it to someone who can do it. That’s all I can say.”
But Ingraham’s criticism was mere child’s play compared to what Lou Dobbs doled out, which included a flat out call to replace Ryan.
“I think the man is absolutely a disaster,” Dobbs told host Sean Hannity. “He’s become nothing less than a caricature as House speaker.”
And he was just getting warmed up.
“He’s inept, and the conference, if they don’t get rid of him, we’re going to watch this nonsense go on in perpetuity,” Dobbs insisted.
He went on to say Ryan “is not a conservative, never has been,” before singing the praises of traditional conservatives who make up the Freedom Caucus, saying Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are “great Republicans” who would make “terrific” replacements.
“I think either one of those two would make such a terrific speaker,” Dobbs said.
Both Hannity and Dobbs are big Trump supporters, as seen when Hannity detailed a list of the president’s accomplishments before concluding that he’s “not perfect.”
“He’s pretty close to perfect, Sean,” Dobbs chimed in.
“Pretty close,” Hannity replied in agreement. “Everything he’s had to do on his own he’s doing.”
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