Tag Archives: Rand Paul

KY: Paul’s neighbor pleads not guilty in attack

Source: Los Angeles Times

“Sen. Rand Paul’s longtime neighbor pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn. Rene Boucher only spoke to reply ‘yes, sir’ to a judge during a brief arraignment. He showed no emotion and kept his head down. Boucher faces up to a year in jail if convicted of fourth-degree assault. … Paul and Boucher have been neighbors for 17 years in a gated community. Rob Porter, a close friend of the lawmaker, said this week that Paul told him that he doesn’t know why he was attacked. Paul was mowing his yard and had stopped to remove a limb when Boucher tackled him from behind, Porter said.” (11/09/17)


Kellyanne Conway finally gets her (attempted) Bowling Green Massacre

Source: The Hill

“Kentucky State Police have arrested a person accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Kentucky, the senator’s office confirmed on Saturday. … The suspect was identified as 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green …. Boucher has been charged with assault causing a minor injury.” (11/04/17)


AL: Paul endorses Christian sharia-ist Roy Moore in Senate race

Source: The Hill

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his race for the Senate, Moore’s campaign announced. ‘I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of Senator Rand Paul, ​for whom I have great admiration and respect as fellow defender of our conservative principles​,​’ Moore said of the endorsement. … ‘Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution​,’ Paul said in a statement.​” [editor’s note: So much for “libertarian-ish” – TLK] (10/17/17)


Rand Paul’s comeback

Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has learned his lesson, and it is this: it’s better to be bold. He’s exchanged the mealy-mouthed equivocations of his ill-fated presidential run — when he actually met with Bill Kristol, presumably to negotiate getting a break from his neoconservative nemeses — with a full-on frontal assault against the War Party. As I write, he is standing in the well of the Senate, making the case for his amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that would nullify the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that gave the green light to the Afghan and Iraq wars and subsequent American aggressions.” (09/14/17)


US Senate votes down Paul’s bid to sunset unconstitutional military authorizations

Source: The Hill

“The Senate has rejected a measure from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to sunset two war bills and force a debate on what war powers President Trump should have. Senators voted 61-36 Wednesday to table an amendment from the Kentucky Republican to get rid of the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). Paul wanted to attach a six-month sunset of the two war bills to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is moving through the Senate. The 2001 AUMF was approved the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, while the 2002 AUMF authorized the Iraq War.” [editor’s note: The bills in question were not “war bills.” They were not declarations of war and they specifically SAID they were not declarations of war (that’s what the “war powers reservations clause” means). They were simply unconstitutional “authorizations” for illegal military actions – TLK] (09/13/17)


How Rand Paul can free Americans from the Fed

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Tho Bishop

“When pushed to defend the lack of transparency for the Federal Reserve, officials like Janet Yellen and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin point to the myth of the Fed independence — a position that requires outright ignorance of the history of America’s central bank and the executive branch. Of course it’s quite usual for the Senate to base the merits of legislation entirely off of fallacious arguments, so they have continued to be the legislative body holding up a Fed audit with little indication they are prepared to move. Given that reality, it is time for Senator Rand Paul to change his approach and introduce another piece of legislation from his father’s archives: the Free Competition in Currency Act.” (08/23/17)


Republican Senator Rand Paul and Democrat Kamala Harris are teaming up to seek bail reform

Source: Rare

“Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are working together on a new criminal justice effort aimed at reducing the size of jails. Harris and Paul are reintroducing the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act, a bipartisan effort aimed at encouraging states to reform or replace the current bail system. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Paul and Harris discuss the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old New Yorker who spent three years in jail for stealing a backpack because his family could not afford the $3,000 bail. The charges were later dropped, and a ‘haunted’ Browder committed suicide in 2015.” (07/21/17)


Paul: Treat the public like mushrooms — keep them in the dark and feed them sh*t

Source: The Hill

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that those leaking information need to be found. ‘We just can’t have everybody in the intelligence community, they have such power to suck up every bit of every transmission, every communication we ever made, we can’t just have them willy-nilly releasing that to the public,’ Paul said on ‘Fox & Friends.'” (06/06/17)


Paul: Rice should testify under oath about Trump unmasking

Source: The Hill

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday said former national security adviser Susan Rice should testify under oath about her reported requests to ‘unmask’ the identities of Americans associated with President Trump in intelligence reports. Paul was referencing a report by Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake on Monday that said Rice asked for the identities of individuals in intelligence reports associated with Trump’s transition team and campaign, making such requests dozens of times. … ‘I think she ought to testify under oath on this. I think she should be asked under oath, did she reveal it to The Washington Post.’ ‘I think they were illegally basically using an espionage tool to eavesdrop or wiretap — if you want to use the word generally — on the Trump campaign,’ Paul said.” (04/03/17)


Paul calls for jail time for leakers

Source: Mediaite

“During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed deep concern about government surveillance and the intelligence community leaking information to the press. With discussion among conservatives shifting more and more towards the ‘deep state’ in recent weeks, Paul told host George Stephanopoulos that it’s known that the Obama administration spied on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. He was referring to transcripts of pre-inauguration phone calls between Flynn and the Russian ambassador being discussed with the press, as the envoy was being surveilled by the U.S. Those calls led to Flynn’s resignation. ‘It is very, very important that whoever released that go to jail,’ Paul said. ‘Because you cannot have members of the intelligence community listening to the most private and highly classified information and then releasing that to The New York Times.'” (03/19/17)