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Sarah Palin told CNN’s Jake Tapper “I will do whatever I can” to support Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin congressional race. Former Alaska Gov. Palin’s remarks come after Speaker Ryan last week told Mr. Tapper he was “not ready” to support Donald Trump, his party’s presumptive nominee.
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored’ as in Eric Cantor,” Gov. Palin said, a reference to the former House majority leader and only one ever to be defeated in his party primary. “His political career is over but for a miracle.”
David Brat defeated Eric Cantor in a deeply conservative congressional district in Virginia (Read Why Here).
The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee was an early supporter of Mr. Trump, endorsing him over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ahead of the Iowa caucus. As PPD reported, Mr. Trump’s populist platform–to primarily include his promises to renegotiate trade deals and stop the unfettered flow of illegal immigration–directly threaten Mr. Ryan’s top donors and benefactors.
When asked by Mr. Tapper about a potential second VP run, Gov. Palin said she didn’t want to be a “burden” on Mr. Trump’s ticket.
“I want to help and not hurt,” Palin said.
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