In 2016, Representative Paul Ryan traveled to a number of Middle Eastern countries that included Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The Middle East is a dangerous part of the world and the U.S. State Department warns its citizens of threats from terrorist groups in this area and to consider the risks of travel to these countries. Even though he realized the inherent dangers, Ryan confidently completed this Congressional junket.
Although Congressmen Ryan had no hesitation in visiting these explosive locations, the thought of traveling to Racine, Kenosha, Burlington and the Beloit/Janesville area to talk to his constituents about Trump and the swamp-filled debacle taking place in Washington scares the bejeebers out of him.
What does that tell us about one of the most influential persons in America? We realize that he is just another career politician with a pretty smile but no backbone. He can’t muster the courage to spend a few afternoons with the people he represents knowing that he might get a little push-back in response to the way our country is currently being run.
The people of the First Congressional District deserve better. Your Racine constituents continue to look forward to a listening session with you. Also, note Ryan, as of May 2017, the U.S. State Department has not listed travel warnings to any location in Southeastern Wisconsin.