CONNELLSVILLE, PA — Paul Ryan (RINO-Wisconsin) should be ousted as Speaker of the House, Republican congressional candidate Art Halvorson (PA-9) announced today, calling the recent budget betrayal “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

“Paul Ryan told the American people that Congress would get spending under control, shrink government, defund Planned Parenthood, and repeal Obamacare – but he’s done none of it,” Halvorson told supporters in Fayette County. “It’s business as usual in the Swamp. America has too much at stake to allow such treachery by career politicians, whose top priority is pleasing lobbyists and getting themselves re-elected.”

Halvorson called the budget deal “a tragedy,” noting that the interest alone on the national debt will now skyrocket to $800 billion a year, more than the current cost of Medicare.

“President Trump has used the bully pulpit to cut taxes and abolish regulations, but unfortunately the economic growth from his policies and the revenue it produces will never come close to keeping pace with Ryan’s spending addiction,” Halvorson said. “The Swamp must be drained before the end of President Trump’s first term — it’s that simple.”