Rojo is a runner, he knows Ryan's statement is b.s., not mispeaking. All runners know this, it's just one of those things to know one's marathon time, especially if it's your only marathon even if many years ago.
Rojo seems to be a republican, therefore must support the cause and defend.
Hard to reconcile these two things I suppose, but one in this dilema might say something like, "ya, you guys make a good point, he really stepped in it this time". Instead, he brings up Biden (who is likely not a saint either), and 57 states. But why deflect?
How about just a simple "my guy screwed up" and leave it at that and start a new thread about Biden, Obama, democrats, ect?