Paul Ryan just tried to enter a New York City school and got an unexpected surprise

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited a charter school in New York City on Tuesday, and the city made it clear that he was not welcome.

Speaker Ryan paid a visit to one of the Success Academies in Harlem, which is run by former New York City council member Eva Moskowitz — one of President Trump’s and Education Secretary DeVos’ biggest supporters. When he arrived, however, a large crowd was there waiting for his motorcade, chanting “Shame!” and “Health care for all, not just for Paul!”

“Why do you bring someone like that to the school? For political points and monetary gains,” said Zakiyah Ansari, the advocacy director for the Alliance for Quality Education, in an interview with Newsday.

The protest was organized with the help of the left-leaning Working Families Party, according to The Hill, in coordination with several other New York City-based progressive groups.

The crowd’s key opposition to Ryan was his championing of the House version of the American Health Care Act, which he recently passed in his chamber despite controversial provisions not guaranteeing that patients with pre-existing conditions would be covered. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio requested a meeting with Speaker Ryan during his visit to the city to discuss the bill in detail.

 

Tom Cahill is a senior editor for the Resistance Report based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at tom.v.cahill@gmail.com, or follow him on Facebook by clicking here