Pat Buchanan: ‘Paul Ryan’s Presidential Prospects Have Been Hurt Very Badly’

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is not pleased with the budget deal that passed the House last week.

Appearing on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, Buchanan said, “I think Paul Ryan’s presidential prospects have been hurt very badly.”

PAT BUCHANAN: This was a Republican capitulation. You got increased fees on airline travelers, you got the sequester broken. That sword has been given up, the caps have been lifted on 70 percent of the sequester. There’s more spending, more taxes.

I think Ryan brought it home and the House stood by him because he’s one of their own, but I can tell you the Republicans in the Senate and the conservatives and everyone else feels this has been a capitulation, they’ve given up, they need not have done it. And I think Paul Ryan’s presidential prospects have been hurt very badly.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.