BLAST FROM THE PAST: Paul Ryan blames disappointing GOP election results on ‘Trump hangover’

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., said Republicans should have “done better” in Tuesday’s midterm elections, calling former President Trump a “drag on our ticket” that contributed to the party’s disappointing results.

While interviewed from his home in Janesville, Wisconsin by local station WISN 12 News on Wednesday, Ryan said he was happy to see Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ landslide re-election victory and that Republicans would have to reflect on why that dominant performance did not materialize elsewhere.   

“I think we’re going to have to do a lot of soul-searching and head-scratching, looking through and parsing the numbers as to why we didn’t perform as well as we would have liked to,” Ryan said. “Ron got re-elected, I’m very happy to see that. It was a mixed blessing night, but we should have done better than we did.”

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