Paul Ryan says He's Seen "No Evidence" for President Trump's Unverified Illegal Ballots Claim
The issue, first raised by Mr. Trump in a post-election tweet last year, was revived Monday night when Mr. Trump repeated the claim to a small reception for a bipartisan group of congressional leaders.
Asked about the claim by CBS Newsâ€™ Nancy Cordes during a press conference on Tuesday, Ryan said he has â€œalready commented on thatâ€ and that his answer hasnâ€™t changed.
â€œIâ€™ve seen no evidence to that effect,â€ Ryan said. â€œIâ€™ve made that very very clear.â€
And when Cordes followed up, asking whether Ryan believes it will be difficult to work with a president who â€œbelieves certain things that just arenâ€™t true,â€ Ryan deflected.
â€œLook, Iâ€™m a policy guy,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m going to sit here and focus on policy and Iâ€™m not going to get into the puts and the takes on all of these things.â€
There is no evidence whatsoever for Mr. Trumpâ€™s claim of widespread illegal voting. Mr. Trump lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by approximately 2.8 million votes.