House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans need to focus on showing voters that they have a better way forward than Democrats.
Speaking to Wisconsin’s delegation breakfast at the party’s national convention in Cleveland Monday morning, the Janesville Republican said many Americans are tired of the fighting. “So many people turn on the TV and they just see a food fight…they just see people yelling at each other,” Ryan said. “What we are trying to do is say ‘there’s a better way,’ all of these problems in America…they’re fixable problems.”
AUDIO: Speaker Ryan talks to Wisconsin delegates at the RNC (:49)
Ryan said the nation has faced friction before, and Republicans have a moral obligation and an opportunity to show people a better way. “Flat wages, a sour economy, national security problems, a debt crisis in the future, the next generation getting a lower standard of living…all of these things we can avoid.”
During his remarks to the delegation, Ryan focused most of his speech on past criticism of President Barack Obama’s administration, while reviewing the GOP roadmap for addressing those issues. He did not mention presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by name.