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'Cantored'? Palin Says She'll Work to Oust Paul Ryan Over Reluctance to Back Trump

Palin said she will "do whatever she can" to support Ryan's opponent Paul Nehlen

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    'Cantored'? Palin Says She'll Work to Oust Paul Ryan Over Reluctance to Back Trump
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    Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper.

    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said House Speaker Paul Ryan could be ousted for his hesitancy to back Donald Trump, and suggested his reluctance was fueled by aspirations to run for president in 2020, NBC News reported.

    "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin told CNN's Jake Tapper, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted by a Tea Party challenger in a shocking upset in the 2014 Virginia primary.

    "His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support was not a wise decision of his," Palin said.

    The former Alaskan governor also said she will "do whatever she can" to support Ryan's opponent, Paul Nehlen, for his congressional seat in Wisconsin's August primary.