— -- Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary reelection challenge, she said Sunday.
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'cantored,' as in Eric Cantor,” the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said on CNN’s State of the Union. Cantor, the former House Majority Leader and Virginia congressman, was unexpectedly defeated in June 2014 by Tea Party conservative David Brat.
Ryan is being challenged in an August primary by Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, who has pledged support for Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee, “because it will have been the will of the voters that got him there,” he said in a statement.
Palin further slammed Ryan for not extending the same support for Trump.
"His political career is over, but for a miracle, "Palin added, "because he has so disrespected the will of the people and yeah, 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."
Ryan said last week that he was "just not ready" to throw his support behind Trump as the GOP nominee, after the presidential candidate swept the Indiana primary elections. The two are set to meet in Washington D.C. this week with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus and other members of the House GOP leadership.
Palin endorsed Donald Trump in January 2016, and has appeared as a surrogate for him on the trail.