MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell delivered a low blow to outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday night, dubbing him the “worst speaker ever.”
In fact, O’Donnell thinks that Ryan is so bad, he’s actually worse than pedophile Denny Hastert and all of the slave owners who were Speaker before the Civil War.
O’Donnell painted Ryan as a squish who was subservient to President Trump and accomplished little on his own.
“Previous Speakers of the House have relished their powers over the president, have turned presidents into beggars for legislative favors,” he said. “But Paul Ryan looked into his political soul and found nothing. Nothing but weakness and subservience when faced with… Trumpism.”
“Paul Ryan is not even close to being the worst person who has been Speaker of the House,” he continued. “Pedophile Dennis Hastert served eight years as the Republican Speaker of the House, only to be revealed in his retirement to be a criminal. And before the Civil War, of course, we had slave owning Speaker of the House. But they were all more effective in their job as Speaker than Paul Ryan.”