Former House Speaker Paul Ryan slapped down assertions that former President Donald Trump lost in a fraudulent election, saying it is “really clear” President Joe Biden beat him fairly.
“President Trump lost the election. Joe Biden won the election,” Ryan said in an interview with Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN. “It was not rigged. It was not stolen. Donald Trump lost the election. Joe Biden won the election. It’s really clear.”
Ryan, who left Congress in 2019 and has been vocally critical of Trump, pointed to the flurry of unsuccessful attempts Trump’s legal team raised to try discrediting the election.
“He exhausted his cases,” Ryan said. “He exhausted the court challenges. None of them went his way, so he legitimately lost.”
Some leading Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, asserted in the weeks after the 2020 election that