“We have done what needs to be done to get a stronger, more durable foundation under the economy,” Ryan told Politico at the time.
“We’re going to focus on getting people from welfare into jobs. And we can do this when we had a strong growing economy. And that’s a darn good legacy.”
The comments resurfaced on Twitter, where critics lined up to offer their own thoughts on his legacy… and they weren’t quite as generous in their assessment:
Paul Ryan turned the House of Representatives into a toothless institution for the purpose of protecting Donald Trump. https://t.co/RtHqGA8ksG
— The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) November 26, 2018
@SpeakerRyan If by a “darn good” legacy you mean the massive deficit that the poor middle class and our children all get stuck with, NO there’s nothing good about your legacy!
— V. Elizabeth (@VE22738130) November 28, 2018
I’m glad that Paul is young and healthy. He will live long enough to see what his legacy actually is. His legacy will be that he did not offer any oversight to the most openly corrupt and criminal president that we have ever had. He is a failed check on the exec branch.
— Marc (@MarcVent15) November 27, 2018
— Fi-Bites (@Fi_Bites) November 28, 2018
Well, he’s leaving. He got that part right.
— Jeanine Curtis (@DjJetCityWoman) November 27, 2018
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA—[choking. Drinks full gallon of water.]—HAHAHAHAHhahHahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhahahahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAH
— Eli McCann (@EliMcCann) November 27, 2018
I just gagged on my coffee, that is freaking hilarious!
— Jimmy T (@jimt14120) November 27, 2018