Paul Ryan makes stop in Madison, responds to President Trump's meeting with Putin

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House Speaker Paul Ryan was on the road in his home state again. This time in Madison where reporters got a chance to ask him questions, something they couldn't do Thursday.

Speaker Ryan is criticized by some constituents and political opponents for not holding open and public town halls. Ryan responded to those critics while taking media questions in Madison.

"I don't want to have a situation where we just have a screaming fest, a shouting fest, where people being bussed in from out of the district," Rep. Paul Ryan said.

Ryan held two events yesterday, town halls with employees from a company in Oak Creek and Racine. Those town halls focused on things other than healthcare. Ryan says events like those are part of what he says are new and creative ways to connect with constituents.

"Whether it's plant tours… telephone town hall meetings… office hours… and the rest."

Paul Ryan was also asked about President Trump's meeting with Putin during Friday's event in Madison. 

"That's a surprise to you? I would expect Vladimir Putin to deny what clearly he has done over the years. Not just with the U.S. election but with other elections throughout Europe. So, it comes as no surprise to me that Vladimir Putin would deny what we know they did," Rep. Paul Ryan said.

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