Well, this isn’t the headline Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was hoping for as the GOP gets set to pick up the pieces after the AHCA failure on Friday:
— The Hill (@thehill) March 27, 2017
The report comes from the Washington Post on Thursday on Ryan’s outreach to Rep. Don Young:
Leaders continued to plead with individual lawmakers to support the measure well into Thursday night, with the House Rules Committee slated to meet early Friday morning to consider the proposed changes.
Ryan got down on a knee to plead with Rep. Don Young, an 83-year-old from Alaska who is the longest-serving Republican in Congress and remains undecided.
And after all that:
“(He was unsuccessful.)” https://t.co/jt1xxUNm5f
— Tara Ariano (@TaraAriano) March 27, 2017
That’s not a good look for Ryan. Anti-Trump actor Ron Perlman went there, for example:
Why perlmutations's, of course. https://t.co/Xvtn955NRk
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) March 27, 2017
In other Ryan news, his team is denying that a tweet from the president on Saturday wasn’t an endorsement of Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro call for Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House:
Ryan spox re Judge Jeanine: "The two spoke again today and the president was clear his tweet had nothing to do with the speaker."
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 26, 2017
Trump had tweeted, “Watch @JudgeJeanine of @FoxNew tonight at 9:00 P.M.”:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
Pirro’s opener at 9:00 was a barn-burner:
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 26, 2017