Paul Ryan's awkward, abrupt interview on ABC

Ryan's spokesman maintains the interview went on too long

By Prachi Gupta

Published October 9, 2012 12:05PM (EDT)

BuzzFeed has captured footage from a Flint, Mich. interview on ABC yesterday in which a reporter grilled Paul Ryan about his stances on gun control.

According to a statement released to BuzzFeed by Ryan's spokesman, Brendan Buck: "The reporter knew he was already well over the allotted time for the interview when he decided to ask a weird question relating gun violence to tax cuts. Ryan responded as anyone would in such a strange situation. When you do nearly 200 interviews in a couple months, eventually you’re going to see a local reporter embarrass himself."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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