Former House Speaker Paul Ryan was “sobbing” as he watched the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol unfold on television, a new book reports.
Ryan, who has criticized former President Donald Trump and his hold on the Republican Party, “found himself sobbing” during the insurrection, journalist Mark Leibovich writes in his forthcoming book, “Thank You For Your Servitude,” a copy of which was obtained by CNN.
Leibovich writes that Ryan told him he’s not much of a crier, but “something snapped in him” as he watched the Capitol attack.
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This pisses me off. I sobbed too on Jan 6th. But that’s not all I did. I publicly condemned Trump every day of that 2020 campaign, & I’ve done the same every day since the 2020 election. Paul Ryan? He’s been silent. And he still sits on the Fox News Board. https://t.co/3xnrEsN2Ef
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 11, 2022