Eighth-graders on DC class trip snub House Speaker Paul Ryan

Eighth-graders on DC class trip snub House Speaker Paul Ryan

Student Matthew Malespina couldn't go through with the picture.

It's not the first time students from South Orange Middle School have made headlines this year - in January they walked out of class to protest the inauguration of Mr Ryan's boss - Mr Trump.

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. "I think that taking the picture represents that you agree with the same political views and I don't agree with his political views so I chose not to be in it", said Wendy Weeks.

One eighth grader, according to the report, texted his mother after finding out about the photo op, saying that he didn't want to pose for the photo.

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The parents' reaction to the refusal of a number of children to participate in the photo was mixed, with some praising the kids' actions and others worrying the incident made the students look rude. "[Teachers] knew that a lot of people didn't like Paul Ryan", he said.

Students told ABC that Ryan did not seem to notice the dissident middle schoolers standing in solidarity against him and all the parents of this country who just don't get it. "I don't like to take a picture with somebody that I can't associate with".

But she ticked off her main gripes - not enough support for public education and library funding, the GOP healthcare plan that could mean 23 million fewer Americans without insurance and his stance on LGBTQ rights. Ryan reportedly wasn't even aware of the mass dissent, some students said. "It would be cool, even if you disagree with him", Handelman said.

A spokesman for Ryan said the speaker "always appreciates the opportunity to welcome students to the Capitol".

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