In Tim Ryan’s political ads, he tells Ohioans that he’s an independent member of Congress and isn’t afraid to break from his party leadership. In reality, Tim Ryan votes with Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden 100% of the time.
In a TV commercial published June 15, 2022, Tim Ryan said “I don’t answer to any political party. I answer to the folks I grew up with and the families like yours all across Ohio.”
However, Tim Ryan has voted with Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time.
When Tim Ryan appears on Fox News, he says we need a secure border. But Tim Ryan has repeatedly voted against border security measures, allowing our southern border to be transformed in to drug and sex trafficking capital of the world.
In 2018, Tim Ryan told Fox News, “we need a strong border. There’s no question about it.” He also said, “I come from Ohio. We have a heroin epidemic here. We need law enforcement on the ground taking drug dealers out of the country.”
But Tim Ryan opposed President Trump’s border wall and voted for amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. In 2019, he said that he is in “lock step with all progressives” on immigration and that he supports decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
Tim Ryan said he was opposed to President Biden’s plan to cancel student loan debt, saying it “sends the wrong message.” However, Tim Ryan has voted for two pieces of legislation that would cancel student loan debt and embraced the proposal when running for president.
Tim Ryan repeatedly promised Ohioans that he would fight to pass a working class tax cut. Instead, he voted for Joe Biden’s plan to raise their taxes.
Tim Ryan has run TV commercials all over Ohio claiming to support a working class tax cut.
But when it came time to decide, Tim Ryan didn’t fight for a tax cut. He voted to raise taxes on working class Ohioans because Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden told him to.
Tim Ryan wants Ohio to think that he agreed with President Trump on trade. In reality, he ridiculed President Trump’s tough-on-China trade tariffs and said they were terrible for Ohio workers.
In a TV commercial published June 3, 2022, Tim Ryan said "I agreed with Trump on trade."
In another advertisement published June 15, 2022, Tim Ryan said "I voted with Trump on trade."
But Tim Ryan strongly opposed Trump’s tariffs. In 2019, he called them “abominable” and “nonsensical.” He later tweeted, “I can't think of one solid proposal Trump has made to help working people. Not one.”
Tim Ryan called President Trump’s tariffs “abominable” and “nonsensical.”
Tim Ryan has desperately tried to avoid the culture war of the radical left, recognizing that it would be harmful to his campaign. But behind closed doors, he promises liberal activists that he will be a “progressive” fighter for far-left culture war issues.
Tim Ryan has tried desperately to convince Ohioans that he supports cops, but his record tells a completely different story.
Tim Ryan called law enforcement “the new Jim Crow.”
He voted to eliminate qualified immunity for police officers and voted against condemning the defund the police movement.
He even wrongfully accused police officers of killing Ahmaud Arbery.