WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he had made a mistake last week in asserting that senior military leaders did not support the Pentagon budget request made by President Barack Obama.
“The military is a little offended by your words,” Candy Crowley told him on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I really misspoke, to be candid with you, Candy. I didn’t mean to make that kind of an impression,” Ryan replied. “So I was clumsy in how I was describing the point I was trying to make.”
Last week,Ryan, the author of the House GOP’s proposed federal budget that passed the lower chamber Thursday on a party-line vote, had said he did not necessarily believe that military leaders were behind the $525 billion Defense Department budget proposed by the president for fiscal 2013. That proposal would be down from a $530 billion enacted budget for 2012.
“We don’t think the generals are giving us their true advice,” Ryan had said, according to Politico. “We don’t think the generals believe their budget is really the right budget.”
This is all part of the “Obama secretly hates America” campaign platform of the Republicans. Oh, you Tea Party, you, it would be funny if ya’ll didn’t actually believe it.
Paul Ryan: ‘I Really Misspoke’ In Saying Generals Did Not Support Obama Defense Budget – The Huffington Post