Paul Ryan Attempts To Have Children Dressed As Elves Handcuffed & Arrested

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When Paul Ryan was former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, he was criticized for his youthfulness and apparent lack of a backbone. In a sense, Ryan’s immaturity and inexperience was evident, as he stood beside Barack Obama’s former running mate Joe Biden.

WASHINGTON, USA – JANUARY 12: Vice President Joe Biden (L) speaks with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) before President Barack Obamas final State of the Union address at the United States Capitol in Washington, USA on January 12, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The Trump presidency has only exemplified Ryan’s weaknesses. Although he became Speaker of the House after John Boehner, effectively gaining a powerful role in U.S. politics, and securing himself as a prominent face of the Republican Party, Ryan remains in a submissive position, neglecting to acknowledge the president’s wrongdoings, as the White House begins to resemble a circus tent.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 07: U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ryan answered a range of questions related to continued funding of the U.S. government and the pending tax reform legislation. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ryan is not the only member of the GOP who has silently put up with Trump’s antics. many Republicans on Capitol Hill have avoided calling out the president, possibly in hopes that being on Trump’s good side may make it more likely for their dream bill to be passed one day.

Most recently, several school children took it upon themselves to protest Trump’s plan to end the DACA program by way of delivering a special gift to Paul Ryan’s office.

The kids were in full holiday spirit as they entered Ryan’s office, dressed in elf costumes, singing Christmas carols, and with bags of coal in tow. But as soon as the young protesters showed up, Capitol police were notified and showed up with zip tie handcuffs.

HONG KONG – OCTOBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Plastic zip ties used by pro-democracy activists to tie barricades together are seen on the ground outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on October 29, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. One month after the civil disobedience movement began, pro-democracy activists continue to bring supplies and build makeshift housing, as they setup for long term occupancy on the streets outside Hong Kong’s Government Complex in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Ryan wasn’t willing to hear the complaints of the youngsters, but chose instead just to get them out of his office. It’s unclear and unsettling why Paul Ryan would respond to children exercising their constitutionalism while implementing a bit of holiday humor, by  literally threatening to handcuff them.

Perhaps it will require the coordinated action of adults, who approach the Speaker of the House more directly, and less jokingly than these children did, in order for Paul Ryan to take a stand against President Trump.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 07: U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ryan answered a range of questions related to continued funding of the U.S. government and the pending tax reform legislation. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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