A group of four "angel moms," mothers whose children were killed by illegal aliens, held a press conference on Saturday outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin residence and attempted to show him pictures of their deceased children.
The Republican leader responded by slipping out through a back entrance and driving away without meeting the moms, according to Breitbart News.
"I saw Ryan on the back porch as the banners were being picked up and folded up," Tania Vojvodic, a campaign volunteer, told Breitbart. "As I was walking with the mothers to the front, he entered into the back door of the house and slammed it. A few minutes later I saw him get into an SUV that departed with another behind it."
"As the mothers and I started to walk up to Ryan's house with the photos of their children, we saw Ryan and his security detail — only feet away from us — speed off in two black SUVs," said Maria Espinoza, founder of the Remembrance Project, which represents the families of those killed by illegal aliens.
"He and his guards raced off just as the mothers were approaching with their children's photos," Espinoza continued. "I can't imagine how the mothers must have felt to see the House Speaker do that."
The mothers were quick to point out that Ryan has a fence around his Janesville home, which they view as hypocritical. Officially, Ryan supports improved security on the U.S.-Mexican border.
He voted yes to building a border fence, and U.S. Border Control, a nonprofit group focused on improving security and curbing illegal immigration, rates Ryan as having a "sealed-border stance," according to OnTheIssues.org
. But the moms took a different view.
"He has security. He has everything to make sure that his three children are safe. I deserve the same thing, I deserved the same thing, and so do all of you," said one mother, Julie Golvach, during the press briefing.
"I deserved to have [my son] at the end of my life sitting next to me. And Paul Ryan and other politicians that don't think a border is worth it, this is the cost and I hope they don't have the same loss that I have because I hope they will change their minds and start securing the border."
Paul Nehlen, a Wisconsin businessman challenging Ryan for his House seat in the GOP's August primary, held a demonstration in front of Ryan's home earlier this month, saying, "Paul Ryan, if you will not build a border wall for America, then I am asking you to tear down your wall," according to The Wall Street Journal
The "angel moms" announced at the press conference that they were supporting Nehlen in the primary.
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