Paul Ryan

Zurawik: I never want to see another town hall after CNN's with Paul Ryan

Zurawik: I never want to see another town hall after CNN's with Paul Ryan

I love the role TV town halls can play in enlarging our democracy. But after 15 minutes of listening to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shamelessly trying to spin away the failures of the Republican Congress and White House Monday on CNN, I never want to see one again.

I don’t want anyone to think I’m being personal here, but the over-riding mental image I have of the telecast is that of a snake slithering from one rock to another for an hour and six minutes. It wasn’t a pretty sight unless you love false earnestness, ego and rhetorical dexterity.

The headline that will probably come out of the session hosted by Jake Tapper is that Ryan said President Trump “messed up” on...

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