Ryan: My Trump Endorsement Is Not a ‘Blank Check’

Thursday on Green Bay’s WTAQ’s “The Jerry Bader Show,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said his endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not a “blank check.” Ryan said, “We are a party where the grassroots Republican primary voter selects our nominee and that’s as it should be and that it what it is. I think there’s something to be said about respecting those voters. He won the thing fair and square.” He continued, “If I see and hear things that I think are wrong, I’m not going to sit by and say nothing because I think I have a duty as a Republican leader to defend Republican principles and our party’s brand if I think they’re being distorted, and so that is what I said I would do back when I supported him and that is what I am continuing to do if and when I see these situations arise.” When asked if there would ever be a bridge to far, Ryan added, “I’m not going to get into the speculation or hypotheticals. None of these things are ever blank checks—that goes with any situation in any kind of race. But right now, he won the thing