The Nuns On A Bus Tour, a protest against spending cuts mandated by the House GOP budget, stopped yesterday outside the district offices of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the budget’s author. The stop, the second of 10 that the nine-state tour will make, followed an event at Rep. Steve King’s (R) Iowa office on Monday.
The nuns were greeted by “a couple hundred” people, according to the Huffington Post. Sister Simone Campbell, who organized the tour, called Ryan’s budget “irresponsible” for cutting food assistance and other safety net programs. Here are photos from the stop outside Ryan’s Janesville, Wisconsin office:
Ryan issued a brief statement in response to the protest but, like King, did not mention the nuns. Instead, Ryan returned to his standard line about the budget, saying it sought to solve “growing dependency on government assistance” and a looming “debt crisis.”