Last Updated on June 13, 2023
During a Tuesday morning appearance on CBS News, Paul Ryan said he does not want to fight the culture war because he views the culture war as polarizing. Ryan is viewed by many as a key player in Ron DeSantis’ 2024 presidential campaign.
CBS anchor Nate Burleson asked Paul Ryan inaccurate questions about Republican state lawmakers saying, “Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing legalization it comes to banning bokes could be trans rights, is that a good way to approach the game?”
Ryan responded to Burleson’s question with, “I am not a culture war guy. I think it’s really polarizing. To me, I am worried about the future of this country. There are big policies that we need to talk about. My work at AEI and Notre Dame is all about poverty and upward mobility. Culture War politics is good primary politics. But for me, I am an old Jack Kemp guy.”
Watch the Paul Ryan video below:
Paul Ryan denounces GOP efforts to protect kids from racially divisive & sexual material, telling CBS he's "not a culture war guy" & those issues are "polarizing." Instead, he's focused on China & the debt.
I grew up idolizing him as many 30something conservatives. So lame. pic.twitter.com/OBmC8ieTDC
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 13, 2023
Ryan fails to take into account that a large portion of American employers are woke. Currently, workers at these woke companies are allowed to express personal liberal views while conservative workers are fired. How can Ryan believe that you can lift people out of poverty without canceling ESG first?
Ryan is viewed as a critical part of Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign. Ryan is on record saying he will not attend the 2024 GOP Convention in his home state of Wisconsin if Trump is the nominee. Many believe that Ryan played a major part in Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News.
Trump has also called out DeSantis for being a disciple of Paul Ryan, writing on Truth Social, “Ron reminds me so much of both of them. He is a Paul Ryan disciple. He is a Mitt Romney lover, and I rate him as a twin. And we don’t want Paul Ryan, and we don’t want Mitt Romney around all the time.”
DeSantis’ culture war politics mirrors what Ryan is saying. DeSantis acted tough against Disney, claiming he removed Disney’s self-governing ability, but in reality, DeSantis did little to push back against the woke corporation.