Romney Defends Ryan

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R), who ran for president in 2012, defended his running mate Paul Ryan after President Trump ripped Ryan as a “failed V.P. candidate” and also went after his record as House Speaker.

Romney, a frequent Trump critic, lauded Ryan on Friday as a “tireless campaigner, fundraiser, and conservative champion.”

“As the sole person who could unite the House, he acquiesced to be Speaker as a service to the country,” Romney tweeted of the Wisconsin Republican. “His selfless leadership and lifelong policy work were critical to the tax and regulatory reform that have helped propel the economy.”

President Trump on Thursday blasted Ryan as having an “atrocious” record and tweeted that he “ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader.”

Read more at The Hill.