"As a congressman I have to watch what I say, for ethical reasons," Ryan said.
But then he added, "It's a very frustrating thing. I wish this dispute got settled up. Clearly Amazon's making kind of a power play here -- in my opinion."
Ryan is a conservative Republican from Wisconsin who chairs the House Budget Committee and was GOP presidential candidate
That is, as long as voters can read it.
"I don't know the answer to that question," Ryan responded. Then, in the role of an author hawking his book, he said, "You can go to Barnes & Noble and get it."
"If I were just a private citizen I would voice one opinion," Ryan said, "but since I'm a member of
Which raises questions about whether he may have private critiques of Amazon but, like a polished politician, managed not to say anything in public that might commit him to a position on the matter.