Among his three guests were Kyle Pucek, who has been sober since November 2013 after suffering from opioid addiction at only 23 years old. Ryan tweeted that he’s used his own experience to help others through various local groups.
Two of his guests seemed to be a way for Ryan to send a message about the causes he cares about. The pro-life stance could also be a point of contention for Democrats. However, his third guest is one that both sides of the aisle can definitively rally around.
The speaker also invited 6-year-old Jackson Poulos. He tweeted that he’s a “fighter who beat a very rare form of cancer.”
6-year-old Jackson Poulos from Wisconsin is a fighter who beat a very rare form of cancer. He’s now received a clear scan, and I’m happy to have him as my #SOTU guest. https://t.co/0eO7j8xQlL pic.twitter.com/nZ1hvCc4wt
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 31, 2018
Fortunately, the young boy received a clear scan, and Ryan said, “I’m happy to have him as my SOTU guest.”
The two embraced in a hug, and in one photo, as Poulos smiled for the camera, Ryan took a moment to adjust the young boy’s tie.
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