Tag Archives: Rand Paul

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)


Paul: "Unhinged" McCain makes "strong case for term limits"

Source: The Hill

"Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday shot back at Sen. John McCain after the Arizona Republican accused Paul of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'I think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits,' Paul said on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.' 'I think maybe he's past his prime; I think maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged.' McCain made the claims Wednesday from the Senate floor. … McCain asked for unanimous consent to set up a vote on a treaty on Montenegro joining NATO, but Paul objected. Under Senate rules, any one senator can object to a unanimous consent request. McCain warned before asking for consent that any senator who objected was 'carrying out the desires and ambitions of Putin.' Paul said the U.S. military is already stretched thin." (03/16/17)


Support Rand Paul's ObamaCare replacement bill (S. 222)

Source: Downsize DC
by Perry Willis and Jim Babka

"Make healthcare cheaper, better, and more accessible to all. Support Rand Paul's S. 222. This bill will restore huge chunks of free market healthcare. You can read about the many benefits to you in the sample letter to Congress below." (03/15/17)


Rand Paul is right: NSA routinely monitors Americans' communications without warrants

Source: The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald

"Because warrantless spying on Americans is so anathema to how citizens are taught to think about their government — that's what Obama was invoking when he falsely told Rose that it's 'the same way when we were growing up and we were watching movies, you want to go set up a wiretap, you got to go to a judge, show probable cause' — the U.S. government has long been desperate to hide from Americans the truth about NSA’s warrantless powers. U.S. officials and their media spokespeople reflexively mislead the U.S. public on this critical point. It's no surprise, then, that as soon as Rand Paul was done uttering the unpleasant, usually hidden truth about NSA's domestic warrantless eavesdropping, the cavalcade of ex-intelligence-community officials who are now heavily embedded in American punditry rushed forward to attack him. " (03/13/17)


The GOP should listen to Rand Paul on Obamacare

Source: Downsize DC
by Perry Willis and Jim Babka

"The official GOP Obamacare replacement proposal is a fraud. Senator Rand Paul's bill is far better. The Paul bill should become the official GOP Obamacare replacement legislation. The Republican leadership's proposal repeals far less of Obamacare than did previous GOP repeal bills. It's infuriating that Republican leaders are once again betraying their promises at the very moment when they actually have the power to do something." (03/09/17)


Establishment Republicans try to keep ObamaCare replacement bill secret; Paul, Democrats protest

Source: Washington Post

"Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday went off in search of a draft of the House Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, creating a storm of controversy gleefully embraced by Democrats. Paul complained that the ObamaCare bill was being kept in a 'secret location.' He then walked over to the House side with a copy machine in tow to seek access to a room where he said the bill was being held. His move quickly created a spectacle, with reporters gathering around Paul for an impromptu press conference. … Paul started the controversy Thursday morning when he tweeted that the House GOP's ObamaCare bill was being kept under 'lock & key' in a 'secure location.' 'This is unacceptable. This is the biggest issue before Congress and the American people right now.' Paul has serious objections to multiple key elements of the House GOP plan, and is threatening to oppose the measure if it includes them. His objections include the use of a refundable tax credit, which he calls a new entitlement program." [editor's note: When he's good, he's really good. I wish he was this good more often – TLK] (03/02/17)


Rand Paul babbles like an idiot, revealing complete lack of familiarity with US Constitution

Source: The Libertarian Republic

"Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) said that the Constitution doesn't 'apply to people who have not yet come to our country' in an interview with Andrew Wilkow, host of the 'Wilkow Majority.' Speaking on President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, Paul argued that the United States has the right to make any 'immigration law.'" [editor's note: The Constitution doesn't apply to people, period. It applies to government. And it not only does not allow, but specifically forbids, the federal government to make any immigration law – TLK] (01/30/17)


Paul uses Obamacare repeal to protest debt

Source: USA Today

"Sen. Rand Paul voted Wednesday against the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act because the underlying budget proposal increases the federal debt over 10 years. Paul, a Kentucky Republican with a history of casting protest votes, was the only GOP senator opposed. After the 51-48 vote in the Senate, the budget resolution, which includes the mechanisms to start repealing the 2010 health care law in addition to general spending levels for the federal government over the next decade, will be debated for the next week." [editor's note: Multitasking is allowed in Congress – SAT] (01/04/17)