His name’s Randy Bryce. And we can’t believe how hard he just owned Paul Ryan.
Before we say anything else, just watch this video:
How good was that?
It’s hard to overstate how different Bryce and Ryan are – here’s Bryce’s self-description:
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District because his values are our neighbors’ values, and Washington has gotten way off track.
Randy was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal.
Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, and has now been helping to build America for more than 20 years. He’s been active in Ironworkers Local 8, serving as political coordinator for the union, and until recently as a member of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council board of directors.
“I decided to run for office because not everyone is seated at the table, and it’s time to make a bigger table.”
Damn straight. Want to hear something even better? His Twitter handle is @IronStache.
As you might imagine, the internet has gone nets for this video – in its first 24 hours, it’s already almost broken 100,000 views on YouTube alone. Pretty good for someone running against Speaker of the House.
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) June 20, 2017
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) June 20, 2017
guys there is a union ironworker running against Paul Ryan oh my goodness https://t.co/ZpNgOVcIQ4
— Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) June 19, 2017
So, could Bryce actually win? That’s the big question – and experts are saying it’s totally possible:
According to a poll done last month by Public Policy Polling, Ryan has only a 43% approval rating and a 51% disapproval rating. More significantly, Ryan is losing by two points to “Someone New.” by a 48-46 score.
As Ryan continues to snuggle up to Trump, you can safely bet his numbers will continue to drop like a rock.
BTW, Bryce’s response has been amazing as well:
— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) June 20, 2017
“Let’s trade places. Paul Ryan you can come and work the iron. I’ll go to DC.”
Would you make that trade?