Senators John McCain, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Ben Sass, Angus King and Bernie Sanders are true patriots. The above group of patriots individually have stood up to, spoken against and criticized the current Trump administration when it has acted in an autocratic manner.
I must state the obvious: Rep. Paul Ryan (Republican) is not listed in my list of patriots who have put democracy over party. I am not naive to believe that the person who is third in line to be president and who is the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives is not influenced by politics. I understand this. But what I do not understand is why some patriots can speak up for us, the people, in this democracy, and as of today, Ryan has not.
True leaders lead their followers/constituents. True leaders disagree with others when they feel they are right. True leaders take the risk to be on the right side of history. True leaders think of others and lead by our “better angels.”
The residents of the 1st Congressional District in southeastern Wisconsin have two questions to ask: Where are other patriots? Is Rep. Paul Ryan a true patriot?
I think not.