House Speaker Paul Ryan was one of several members of Congress who spoke to Religious Right activist who were in Washington, D.C., to attend the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference, where he was introduced by Ralph Reed as a fighter and true believer in the Religious Right’s ‘ideas and principles.’ President Trump also spoke at the conference earlier in the day.
In an effort to lighten the mood, Ryan joked that they picked a “really boring week” to come to the capital. He said that in spite of “the tweet of the hour and the news of the day,” the GOP is working on advancing their agenda, saying that they have an “incredible opportunity.”
Ryan also referred to the former FBI director James Comey’ congressional testimony, “You turn on the news today, you’ll just hear about one testimony that occurred in one committee in one half of Congress today. You know what we’re doing on the floor right now? You know what the House is working on this minute that’s gonna pass … in about three hours? We’re gonna repeal and replace Dodd-Frank.”