- Palin said her decision was sparked by Ryan's announcement that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump
- "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said
Washington (CNN)Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper.
Palin speculated that Ryan's announcement was driven out by a desire to seek the White House in 2020.
Ryan's primary opponent, Paul Nehlen, endorsed Trump soon after Ryan's announcement last week. Palin told Tapper that although she hasn't yet informed Nehlen that she's endorsing him, "I will do whatever I can for Paul Nehlen."