Presented With Letters, Ryan Admits Requesting Stimulus Cash
After repeated denials, Paul Ryan has admitted he requested stimulus
cash even after sharply criticizing the program.
As recently as Wednesday in Ohio, Mitt Romney's running mate told
ABC's Cincinnati affiliate, WCPO, he did not.
"I never asked for stimulus," Ryan said. "I don't recall so I really
can't comment on it. I opposed the stimulus because it doesn't work,
it didn't work."
Two years ago, during an interview on WBZ's NewsRadio he was asked by
a caller if he "accepted any money" into his district. Ryan said he
"I'm not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to
the government to ask them to send us money. I did not request any
stimulus money," the congressman answered.
But as we've now learned, Ryan did write letters. He did request
"The Olympics may be over but Paul Ryan could have gotten a gold medal
in hypocrisy," a senior administration official told ABC's Jake
Tapper. "As someone who spends all day every day railing against
government spending, but then secretly seeks millions in funds for pet
projects, he is as Washington as it gets."