Posted on July 14, 2016

Ryan on Black Lives Matter: Have to Respect Different Views

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill, July 12, 2016

Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement “profound” and said communities need to come together to find solutions to the issues people are facing.

“People feel like they’re being discriminated against and they’re not safe because of the color of their skin, so that’s profound, and because people believe that, we have to listen to that,” Ryan said Tuesday during a CNN town hall.

“And we have to hear about it, we have to understand it and then, instead of just talking, let’s go try solving it.”

The Wisconsin Republican said people should “not harden ourselves in our corners so we stop listening to each other.”

“Let’s make sure that we can actually hear what people are saying and understand what their problems are. And I also think we need to be respectful of each other’s different views.”