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Ryan Lets GOP Voters Follow 'Conscience' on Trump

"The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that's contrary to their conscience," Ryan said

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    In a "Meet the Press" interview set to air Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan essentially gave Republicans license to follow their conscience in whether to support Donald Trump.

    "The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that's contrary to their conscience," Ryan said.

    "[Trump is] a very unique nominee," he went on to say. "But I feel as a responsibility institutionally as the speaker of the House that I should not be leading some chasm in the middle of our party. Because you know what I know that'll do? That'll definitely knock us out of the White House."

    Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is beginning her battleground-state ad blitz while Trump campaigns in Texas.

    According to The New York Times, "Trump's campaign schedule is being driven by his fund-raising needs, prompting him to appear in heavily Republican states like Georgia and Texas and diverting his attention from battlegrounds where Hillary Clinton is spending her time."