Ryan: Attacks a Reminder World Needs US Leadership
Rep. Paul Ryan is all smiles after speaking Monday at Janesville Craig High School. Image by Mark Hoffman
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) --Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan began his remarks at a town hall meeting near Green Bay on Wednesday asking for a moment of silence for those killed in the attacks in Egypt and Libya.
Ryan says the attacks that killed four Americans are "outrageous." He says, "This is outrageous. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."
He also says, "This is a time for healing. It's a time for resolve. In the face of such a tragedy, we are reminded that the world needs American leadership."
Ryan was introduced by Gov. Scott Walker, who promised that for the first time since he was in high school and Ryan was in middle school, Wisconsin would vote for a Republican for president. The last time that happened was in 1984.