Conservative commentator and author Charlie Sykes called House Speaker Paul Ryan a “decent man in an indecent era,” and said he wasn’t surprised by Ryan’s decision to retire, only by the timing of it.
"I think the difficulty of carrying Donald Trump on his back and running an uncontrollable caucus had gotten to him," Sykes said on “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.
"It clearly emboldens the Democrats. It adds to the narrative of the ‘blue wave,’ and it's going to demoralize Republicans," Sykes said.
Sykes said he believed Ryan, R-Janesville, was sincere...