Ryan Slams Clinton Camp’s Emails About Catholics

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WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan is joining the Trump campaign in criticizing Hillary Clinton aides for comments about Catholics.

In a statement Wednesday, Ryan said the April 2011 email exchange between current Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri and John Halpin, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, showed a disdain for the Catholic faith that was “staggering.”

Halpin wrote that “the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic” and described their positions as “an amazing bastardization of the faith.”

Ryan earlier this week said he wouldn’t campaign for Trump although he still supports the GOP presidential nominee. He says the email reflected the Clinton campaign’s “hostile attitude toward people of faith in general.”

Palmieri told reporters traveling with Clinton on Wednesday that she doesn’t recognize the hacked email, although she wouldn’t say explicitly whether she believes it had been forged.

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