House Speaker Paul Ryan says he won't defend Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, and he won't campaign with him.
FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:
Speaker Ryan said he will not defend Trump or campaign with him and he urged members do what's best for their own districts.
With many Republicans up for re-election, Speaker Ryan said he's going to pour his energy into making sure Hillary Clinton doesn't get a blank check with a newly elected Democrat controlled House and Senate. Ryan also said he's willing to endure political pressure to help protect the GOP majority in Congress.
The Speaker's office says Ryan is not conceding that Clinton will be the next President.
In Washington, Rachel Sutherland FOX News.
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Re: today's Congressional call:
Nothing's changed. Mr. Trump's campaign has always been powered by a grassroots movement, not Washington.
-- Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) October 10, 2016
Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2016