Speaker Ryan Remarks on the State of American Politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about the state of American politics and responded to questions from Capitol Hill interns. He talked about the importance of respecting the opinions of one another in… read more

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about the state of American politics and responded to questions from Capitol Hill interns. He talked about the importance of respecting the opinions of one another in both governing and public debate, and outlined how he would like political discourse to evolve. Among his comments he stated, “In a confident America .... we question each other’s ideas vigorously, but we don’t question each other’s motives. If someone has a bad idea, we don’t think that they’re a bad person. We just think they have a bad idea.” He cited his own prior description of people accepting government assistance as “takers” as an example of behavior he called “wrong.” He said he has since come to understand more about the root causes of poverty. Speaker Ryan was introduced by Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY). close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 2016 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 26, 2016 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 23, 2016 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2016 | 11:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2016 | 11:10am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Mar 23, 2016 | 3:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 23, 2016 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2016 | 12:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2016 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2016 | 8:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 26, 2016 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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