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May 8, 2016 6:16 am

Republicans Split on Ryan’s Decision to Postpone Trump Endorsement

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressing the AIPAC policy conference. Photo: Twitter.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressing the AIPAC policy conference. Photo: Twitter.

Politico – Two prominent House allies of Paul Ryan broke with the speaker Friday over his decision to withhold support from Donald Trump, comments that point to a growing split among congressional Republicans over how to deal with the presumptive nominee.

Reps. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Dennis Ross of Florida — who, as House whips, help Republican leaders muster support to pass legislation — told POLITICO in interviews on Friday that they disagreed with Ryan’s decision to break with Trump in a bombshell interview a day earlier. Both lawmakers said they believe their leader is in denial about how Republican voters feel about the real-estate tycoon.

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