Obama Camp Reacts to Ryan Speech in Canton
NORTH CANTON, Ohio — On Thursday afternoon the Republican choice for Vice President in the upcoming November election, Rep. Paul Ryan, criticized President Obama’s administration at a rally in North Canton.
Ryan chastised Mr. Obama for the state of the economy, healthcare and a series of other issues affecting the county. Following the speech, Jessica Kershaw, Ohio Press Secretary for Obama for America, issued the following statement on Ryan’s speech.
“We didn’t hear one shred of truth from Paul Ryan in Ohio today.
Here are a few examples: He hits President Obama for $700 billion in savings in Medicare but that was in his own bill and he is just trying to hide the fact that he and Romney want to turn Medicare into a voucher system.
He talks about getting tough on China, yet he voted to repeal help for American workers hurt by unfair trade practices, opposed barring government contracts for companies that ship American jobs overseas, and declined to crack down on China’s currency practices.
Even after Ryan voted in favor of the auto loan, he talked today about a closed auto plant in Wisconsin as part of the Obama economy but that plant closed in 2008 under George W. Bush.
With each passing day it’s becoming more and more clear the Romney-Ryan campaign playbook is nothing more than trying to hide the truth of their terrible records and vision from the people by distorting the truth and launching false, out of context attacks.”
According to CNN, Obama’s re-election team accused Ryan of engaging in “over-the-top” rhetoric.
Obama spokesperson Danny Kanner defended the president’s record on China, pointing out that Obama has filed seven trade complaints against China, more than the Bush Administration.
–CNN’s Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.