House Speaker Paul Ryan tried again Friday to recast the presidential election as an ideological choice between a Republican-led congress that will fight for limited government and Hillary Clinton's "liberal progressive" agenda.
"Beneath all the ugliness lies a long-running debate between two governing philosophies: one that is in keeping with our nation's founding principles — like freedom and equality — and another that seeks to replace them," Ryan said in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ryan said Republicans would seek to bring every federal regulation to congress for review and to simplify the tax code.
He also called to repeal President Obama's signature health care law, which he said was part of Democrats' "liberal progressivism."
“Liberal progressivism is not government for the people, it’s by them, the elites," he said.
The speech was yet another attempt by Ryan to refocus an election that's gone wildly off the rails as Trump this week lashed out at both Democrats and Republicans — even Ryan himself — for what he says is a conspiracy against him.
Ryan did not mention the Republican nominee in his remarks.