It all began with a plea: “Retweet if you agree.”
Upon hitting “Send,” House Speaker Paul Ryan sent a Tweet out into the world that generated a backlash in record time, for reasons that should be clear:
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 22, 2016
In the included CNN interview, Paul Ryan says that “we will not bring a bill that takes away a person’s constitutionally guaranteed rights without … due process.”
Needless to say, reactions on Twitter have not been favorable.
— Voice of Reason (@Montgomery_bjm) June 23, 2016
— cmad (@cmadmax) June 23, 2016
— Dale Dermott (@DaleDermott) June 23, 2016
@SpeakerRyan you’re disgusting
— Andrew Strauss (@straussanator) June 22, 2016
— CelesteHolmes (@Dallas4Bernie) June 23, 2016
Meanwhile, a stinging DailyKaos piece attempts to school Ryan on what, exactly, a publicity stunt is and isn’t — starting with the above workout photos of Ryan “looking all dudebro”:
“You know what isn’t a ‘publicity stunt’? Fighting for common sense gun control. One hundred thousand. That is the number of people who have been killed by guns in this country since the large scale massacre of children at Sandy Hook.”
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