A super PAC, powered by Earle Mack, is attempting to draft Paul Ryan to become the Republican presidential nominee.
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During an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Mack, the president of the “Committee to Draft Speak Ryan,” discussed why he wants to see Paul Ryan join the race for the White House.
“All I’m here for is to show the people that in the case of a deadlocked convention there’s Paul Ryan,” said Mack. “I want to raise the consciousness of Paul Ryan and I want to show Paul Ryan that in case there is a deadlocked convention we’re going to have a million votes, a million signatures that are going to support Paul Ryan.”
Mack, the former U.S. ambassador to Finland who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, said he will support the GOP’s nominee.
“I will vote and I will support any candidate that is the Republican standard-bearer,” he said. “If it’s Trump, Cruz, Rubio, I’m happy to support. But if it happens that there’s a deadlocked convention, a guy like Paul Ryan—a family man that’s been firmly vetted before—he not only is a great leader, but he is a great uniter. He will unite the party. He will unite America.”
The former ambassador said he can’t see anyone turning down an offer to be the President of the United States.
“If anybody were asked to be the standard-bearer, to be the president of the greatest country in the world, the most powerful country of the world, that’s a supreme honor. I can’t see anybody turning down an honor like that.”
Ryan’s operatives have reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to the group.