From the October 14 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I think it may be time for a new speaker. I'll deal with this after the election, but I think maybe it's time for somebody that can lead.
JIM BRIDENSTINE: And I want to be clear on that, my tweet -- I sent out a tweet, and it -- given the stakes of this election, if Paul Ryan isn't for Donald Trump, then I'm not for Paul Ryan. I want to be clear, that is an if, then statement.
HANNITY: I mean, I have so had it with these pompous, self-righteous, sanctimonious -- the very people, if you look in the exit polls in the primary, the very people that were responsible for creating an opening for Donald Trump, Republican establishment in DC, because they failed at a spectacular level.
You know, it's funny how they blame me, “Hannity, you're responsible.” No, I'm not responsible for 65 percent of Republicans hating all of you. You did that all on your own, you own that, you did it, you built that.
HANNITY: I think we need a Freedom Caucus speaker. What do you think?
BRIDENSTINE: That could be a possibility.
HANNITY: It could be, couldn't it? Because without the Freedom Caucus, I don't think Paul Ryan can win. Can he?
BRIDENTSINE: It'd be difficult.
HANNITY: Difficult, or impossible?