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  • Rep. Thomas Massie: Congress has no authority to influence outcome of 2020 election

    01/03/2021 3:59:13 PM PST · by RandFan · 84 replies
    Chip Roy ^ | Jan 3rd | Chip Roy
    "The text of the Constitution is clear. States select electors. Congress does not. Accordingly, our path forward is also clear. We mush respect the states' authority here," the statement said. "Though doing so may frustrate or immediate political objectives, we have sworn an oath to promote the Constitution above our policy goals." The seven Republicans began their statement by expressing outrage at the "significant abuses in our election system" through "reckless" adoption of mail-in ballots leading up to the November election. Trump and several other congressional leaders have complained of voter fraud tied to the widespread use of mail-in ballots...
  • SENATOR MCCONNELL wants to examine Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

    12/29/2020 12:21:32 PM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 29 | Sen. Mitch McConnell
    Sen. Mitch McConnell: There's "growing willingness on both sides of the aisle to at least re-examine the special legal protections afforded to technology companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act." Video...
  • KY: Would-be robber fatally wounded by store employee: Sheriff

    12/23/2020 4:08:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    WTVQ ^ | 19 December, 2020 | Steve Rogers
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 32-year-old would me robber is killed by a store employee during an early-morning robbery attempt in Laurel County, investigators say. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Jacob S. Vann, of Keavy, died from gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery of the Bait Bucket store on Highway 312 about 11 mils south of London. Just before 7 a.m. Saturday, Vann entered the store and demanded money, “inferring he had a weapon and assaulted a male store employee during the robbery attempt,” Root said in a statement. Another male employee pulled a weapon and shot...
  • MCCONNELL: Senate to return Dec. 29 for potential Trump veto override vote

    12/21/2020 11:38:56 PM PST · by RandFan · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/20 02:23 AM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced early Tuesday morning that the Senate will return to Washington on Dec. 29 in order to respond to a potential veto from President Trump of a mammoth defense bill. McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor, said that he had struck a deal with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) for the chamber to return for a rare post-Christmas session where he said they will "process" a veto override, if it's passed by the House. "My intention was and is to ensure the Senate continues fulfilling our obligation to the men and women of...
  • Rand Paul shares NYT article from 1990 on LBJ election fraud

    12/19/2020 1:44:44 AM PST · by RandFan · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 18 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaulLBJ biographer Robert Caro on election fraud: "Johnson received the votes of the dead, the halt, the missing and those who were unaware that an election was going on.” Sound familiar? How Johnson Won Election He'd Lost - The New York Times (1990)
  • McConnell urges GOP senators not to object to Electoral College vote

    12/15/2020 1:25:08 PM PST · by RandFan · 183 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/20 03:15 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY AND ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging Republicans not to object during Congress’s count and certification of the Electoral College vote next month. McConnell’s comments were made during a caucus call on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the call, and come as House Republicans are eyeing a challenge to the results on Jan. 6 during a joint session of Congress. A Republican senator who participated in the call said that McConnell, Senate Republican Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) and Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) all urged colleagues not to object to states’ electoral votes when they...
  • Sen. John Thune on Rand Paul: "I think he's trying to derail the bill ..."

    12/11/2020 4:10:45 AM PST · by RandFan · 16 replies
    wnyt ^ | Dec 10 | AP
    South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican, said he thought Paul — who has provoked government shutdowns before — was using the time-crunch for maximum leverage to remove the provision on troop withdrawals. “I think he’s just trying to figure out ways to derail the bill. And … when you’re in the U.S Senate that’s your prerogative. But most of our people would like to get it done" this week, Thune said. “His thing is just to delay this and use all the time so it pushes the vote on (the defense bill) into next week, which...
  • Rand Paul formally objects to passing the annual NDAA bill

    12/10/2020 12:11:20 PM PST · by RandFan · 7 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | Dec 10 | Rand Paul
    Rand is using his procedural powers to block swift passage of the legislation. "The (Cheney) amendment alone is enough to make me object to it, as well as the amount of spending,” he said.
  • LIVE: Rand Paul on the Senate floor

    12/09/2020 1:02:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 13 replies
    Senate ^ | Dec 9 | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I'm speaking on the floor in support of two bipartisan joint resolutions of disapproval blocking a UAE arms sale. Someone must ask the question: Can a lasting peace be purchased with more weapons?
  • Rand Paul rips "Leftwing media" for focusing on COVID-19 cases: "Mortality rates are plummeting"

    10/28/2020 3:46:05 AM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 27 | BY JOE CONCHA
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized the media in a Tuesday tweet for what he said was it not reporting a drop in the COVID-19 mortality rate in Spain, which is experiencing a surge in new coronavirus cases. “New COVID infections up 33% in Spain but mortality down 82%,” Paul tweeted while sharing a link to Spain's coronavirus totals. “The Leftwing media reports the new cases but refuses to let anyone hear the good news — mortality rates are plummeting!” According to Worldometers, Spain recorded 17,396 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, along with 93 deaths. The country recently declared a state...
  • Rand Paul suggests restaurants should hire COVID-19 survivors as servers during pandemic

    10/26/2020 9:43:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/20 05:19 PM EDT | BY CAMERON JENKINS
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he would like restaurants hire more staff that have previously contracted the coronavirus, according to The Daily Beast. During a rally for Nick Freitas, a Republican candidate for Congress, in Central Virginia on Sunday, Paul suggested to a crowd that he would make the call himself if he had a restaurant. "If I owned a restaurant, I’d have a whole wing for senior citizens or for anybody who is worried about getting sick, and I would say, 'All my servers have already had it,'" Paul told the crowd, according to The Daily Beast. "If I...
  • Senator Rand Paul announces support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

    10/26/2020 1:03:14 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    News Journal ^ | Oct 26 | Sen. Rand Paul
    After President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, I said I believed Judge Barrett would make an excellent justice that would serve our country and Constitution well. Since then, I’ve continued to be truly impressed by Judge Barrett, and after meeting with her this past week, I am proud to reaffirm my position and give her my full support. During our meeting, I enjoyed hearing from her directly about her judicial philosophy — a careful, impartial, and grounded approach...
  • Rand Paul's take on the debate: Trump KILLING Biden!

    10/23/2020 4:09:49 AM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 22 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Rand's tweets from last night: @RandPaulI don’t know why @JoeBiden thinks he can continue to lie about this. He wants to ban fracking and end all fossil fuels like coal too. Kentucky is watching, and so are many other states. #Debate2020 @RandPaulHello 911 I’d like to report a murder: @realDonaldTrump is absolutely killing @JoeBiden on lockdowns, schools and the petty tyrants trying to ruin our economy and harm our children. @RandPaulRight now @realDonaldTrump going STRONG on lockdowns and the damage being done. This is what he needs to keep saying. VP Biden is auditioning for petty tyrant in Chief. NO!!...
  • MCCONELL details $500 billion COVID-19 bill set for Wednesday vote

    10/18/2020 3:45:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/20 05:05 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate will vote on a $500 billion GOP coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Saturday. The bill — which is less than a third of the size of the $1.8 trillion offer from the White House — will include a federal unemployment benefit and another round of small-business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The bill, according to McConnell, will also include more than $100 billion for schools as well as money for testing, contact tracing, and vaccine development and distribution. McConnell will require Democratic help to get the 60 votes...
  • Massie smacks down ignorant liberal: 'How did I graduate?'

    10/17/2020 4:11:31 AM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 17 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassieHow did I graduate? In high school I graduated Valedictorian. At MIT, I graduated in two honor societies, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. Then I went to graduate school at MIT and graduated again. @TrumpCrisis @MIT Can you believe this schmuck? How did he graduate?
  • Ballots Found in a Dumpster in Kentucky!

    10/16/2020 12:27:41 PM PDT · by wrrock · 14 replies
    TG ^ | 10/16/2020 | Evan
    The contractor in Jefferson City, Kentucky, discovered 112 absentee ballots in a dumpster, triggering a federal investigation. The ballots never arrived at their intended recipients. “When the investigation is concluded, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Special Agent Scott Balfour said in a statement. Balfour said that the ballots had been handed over to the Postal Service so that they could be distributed.
  • Experts say ballistics report shows Breonna Taylor's boyfriend shot officer

    10/09/2020 3:58:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/20 10:56 AM EDT | BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    Firearms experts say that a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police supports Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s (R) claim that Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend fired the shot that wounded a Louisville officer in the raid that resulted in Taylor’s death. According to the Louisville Courier Journal, the report challenges previous analysis that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was wounded by “friendly fire” from other officers involved in the March incident. Instead, experts are saying the 9 mm round that hit Mattingly came from the gun of Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Walker had previously admitted to firing one shot from his legally owned handgun. Experts...
  • Juror petitions to release grand jury information in Breonna Taylor case

    09/28/2020 10:50:09 PM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | Sep 29 | By Doha Madani
    A member of the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case filed a motion Monday in Louisville, Kentucky, to have the sealed grand jury transcripts and records released "so that the truth may prevail." The motion, filed in Jefferson County five days after the jury's decision was announced, also asks that the jurors be allowed to speak about the case as a matter of public interest. In the petition, an attorney for the anonymous juror notes that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron made public statements that "attempted to make it very clear that the grand jury alone made the decision."...
  • Evidence leak appears to show officer in Breonna Taylor's apartment after fatal shooting

    09/28/2020 6:07:36 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/20 08:00 AM EDT | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    Footage emerged over the weekend that appears to show Lousiville police officer Brett Hankison enter Breonna Taylor's residence after her shooting death last March. Hankison was the sole Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer indicted last week following the raid that resulted in the killing of Taylor. The emerged video has prompted concerns about the probe into the fatal police shooting. The footage, which was released by Vice News over the weekend and reviewed by The Courier-Journal, shows an officer identified Hankison arrive at Taylor’s apartment in Louisville as authorities looked over the crime scene. Moments after, the officer is...
  • BREAKING: Kentucky AG says search warrant executed in Breonna Taylor killing was NOT a "no-knock" warrant

    09/23/2020 11:09:31 AM PDT · by RandFan · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sep 23 | Breaking 911
    @Breaking911Kentucky Attorney General says search warrant executed in #BreonnaTaylor killing was NOT a "no-knock" warrant & officers announced their presence