Actions

Paul Ryan waves Pittsburgh Steelers "Terrible Towel" at RNC event

Speaker speaks to Pennsylvania delegation
Posted: 5:13 PM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-18 19:43:08-04

Sacrilege?

House Speaker Paul Ryan managed to offend two constituencies on Monday — the Green Bay Packers' fan base and the Cleveland Browns'.

Ryan met with the Pittsburgh delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and waved a Pittsburgh Steelers “Terrible Towel” from the stage.

“I want to win this election so badly that I’m willing to do this,” Ryan said.

Ryan pointed out that when he was in Pittsburgh four years ago, the towel he saw at a campaign event said “Made in Wisconsin,” but they’ve since changed manufacturers.

“As one of the owners of the Green Bay Packers — you too can be a fellow owner of the Green Bay Packers for $400 as well — my share cost a little less than the Rooney’s did for theirs,” Ryan joked.

Republicans are pulling out all the stops to try and win the crucial state of Pennsylvania in November.  Just remember, Ohio and Wisconsin wouldn’t hurt either.