You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Paul Ryan Ends Interview Abruptly After Reporter Asks "Strange" Question on Gun Violence

GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan apparently got a little fed up with a local reporter after getting grilled on gun control in a recent interview.

The reporter begins by asking Ryan if he believes the country has a gun problem. Ryan responds, saying, "This country has a crime problem." The reporter presses him, saying, "Not a gun problem?" But Ryan doesn't back down. "No. If you take a look at the gun laws we have, I don't think President Obama is even proposing more gun laws ... we need to enforce our laws; we have lots of laws that aren't being properly enforced."

Ryan went on to detail ways to

decrease crime rates in our nation's inner cities.

"The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity to the inner cities, to help people get out of poverty in the inner cities, to help teach people good discipline and good character; that's civil society."


Related Posts:

  • Krauthammer: Obama Is Uncomfortable With Use, Rightness, or Justice of American Preeminence
  • Beckel: Joe Biden Is Going to Beat Paul Ryan 'Like an Empty Drum'
  • Kid Rock Speaks Out at Paul Ryan Event, Voices Support for Romney/Ryan

  • However, that's when things took a bit of a turn as the reporter pushed him on tax cuts, asking, "You can do all that by cutting taxes?" "Those are your words, not mine," Ryan responded.

    At that point, Ryan's staff signaled that the interview was over, and he began taking off his microphone. An off-mic exchanged can be heard, Ryan saying to the interviewer, "That was kind of strange, you're trying to stuff words in people's mouths?..." The reporter replied that he "didn't know if it was strange." "Sounds like you're trying to put answers to questions," Ryan said.

    The exchange was cut out of the final affiliate interview. In a statement from Ryan's camp, his staff said 'the reporter knew he was already well over the allotted time for the interview when he decided to ask a weird question related to gun violence and tax cuts ... When you do over 200 interviews in a couple months, eventually you're going to see a local reporter embarrass himself.'

    Watch the exchange:


    Follow Fox News Insider, the official blog of Fox News Channel on Twitter and Google+!


    Posted in: 
    Leave a Comment0

    Today's Front Page Stories

    Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

    Connect with Fox News

    Subscribe

    Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

    Get More Fox!

    Fox News Launches Redesigned App for iPhones, Androids

    Now it's easier and faster than ever to keep up with the most powerful name in news wherever you are. Download the redesigned Fox News Channel app today on your iPhone or Android to watch Fox News and Fox Business Network live on your device! Click here for more information on how you can get the Fox News app.

    Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

    Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

    Greta Is Wired!

    GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!