Despite insisting just weeks ago that he wouldn't go out of his way to help Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will be campaigning with Trump's running mate Mike Pence in Wisconsin on Saturday. Ryan and Pence, who The Hill noted are "considered by many to be long time friends," will both appear at an event in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, alongside notable Republicans like Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. The event is reported to be part of Johnson's reelection bus tour around the state.
Ryan has endorsed Trump in the presidential race, and earlier this week he confirmed he had voted for the Republican presidential candidate. However, Ryan has also been critical of Trump, most notably canceling his first joint campaign event with Trump last month after a 2005 tape surfaced featuring Trump boasting about grabbing women without their consent. Ryan said he was "sickened" by Trump's comments and later announced he would turn his focus entirely to down-ballot races. Pence stood in Trump's place at that event, just as he will do at the event Saturday.
Earlier this week, Pence repeatedly dodged questions as to whether he backed Ryan for speaker. He later clarified that he does endorse Ryan, and noted that he is "so grateful for Paul Ryan's support for this ticket."