For many Republicans in America’s heartland, the level of frustration with Washington D.C. is at an all time high. The GOP has the White House and both chambers on Capitol Hill, but little is being accomplished. The promises made to get elected going unfulfilled. Many waited eight long years through the previous administration, and their patience is running thin.
On Wednesday at a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) faced this frustration head on.
A worker at the plant said, “I think for eight horrible years I heard, ‘We don’t have control of the House, we don’t have the Senate, we don’t have the presidency.’ OK? And ‘when we get in, we have a plan, and we’re going to change stuff.’ Well, I’ll tell you what, you’re in there now, and all I see is infighting, it is very dysfunctional.”
Ryan had little to say other than to agree that when the GOP health care bill imploded due to lack of Republican consensus, “It was extremely frustrating.” The Speak of the House was left with just this, “I don’t run the Senate. I run the House.”
We’ve got the clip from the Wisconsin manufacturing plant below. After you listen to this encounter, we would like to see your comments.