Ryan: Candidates obligated to set safe tone

Posted at 11:18 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 11:18:36-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says all candidates have an obligation to do what they can to provide an atmosphere of harmony at campaign events and not incite violence.

His comments Tuesday come as attacks have marred rallies led by GOP front-runner Donald Trump. The candidate canceled an event in Chicago on Friday night over protests.

Ryan told reporters that there is a concerted effort by those on the left to disrupt the rallies and he condemned that. At the same time he said candidates should ensure they are appealing to people’s best ideals and trying to unite the country to fix the nation’s problems.

Pressed on support for the eventual nominee, Ryan said that is a decision the GOP primary voters will make.