Here’s a heartwarming tale to start your Sunday morning:
A group of middle school students from New Jersey caused quite a flap, after half of them refused to take a picture with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.
It happened Thursday during a field trip to Washington.
Reaction from the students’ parents are as politically divided as the country.
“It’s not just a picture,” said Matthew Malespina, a student.
Matthew says he couldn’t go through with it.
It didn’t matter that Paul Ryan is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, or that he is third in-line to the presidency.
When he and his classmates from South Orange Middle School had the chance to take a picture with the speaker. Matthew watched from the parking lot with 100 of his fellow students.
“It’s being associated with a person who puts his party before his country,” Matthew said.
Attn: Senate and House Republicans
Read what that kid said about party before country.
Think on it.