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  • Sen. Rand Paul 'supportive,' but hasn't endorsed former President Donald Trump

    06/09/2024 1:48:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 51 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | June 5 | BY ERIN KELLY
    WASHINGTON — Like every other Kentucky Republican on Capitol Hill, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., criticized the New York criminal case that ended in a guilty verdict for former President Donald Trump. Paul posted on social media, “This verdict will tragically undermine Americans’ confidence in impartial justice. A sad day for America.” Yet unlike Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and most of the commonwealth’s Republican congressmen, Paul said he has not yet decided whether to endorse Trump. “I think that it’s important that if he wants to get my vote and my support and wants me to be more active...
  • Rand Paul sets standards Trump has to meet to earn endorsement

    06/04/2024 8:58:29 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2024 | Luke Gentile
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) listed a set of standards former President Donald Trump has to meet before he takes an active role and endorses the presumptive GOP nominee. “When we have agreed, I’ve been very supportive. When we have disagreed, I’ve also disagreed with him,” Paul said in an interview with Spectrum News. Before Paul can endorse Trump, the latter needs to be more outspoken on issues the Kentucky senator deems critical, he said. “I think that it’s important that if he wants to get my vote and my support, wants me to be more active in this, that he’s...
  • Scoop: Rand Paul's brewing fight with Trumpworld

    06/04/2024 3:35:50 AM PDT · by RandFan · 75 replies
    Axios ^ | June 4 | Stef W. Kight
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned former President Trump's commitment to slashing government spending in a heated exchange with top Trump ally Russell Vought during a recent closed-door meeting, Axios has learned. Why it matters: Paul is among a dwindling number of Republicans who've refused to publicly back the former president as the party's 2024 nominee. And those in Trump's orbit are getting antsy. "There's a growing sentiment in Trumpworld that Rand can't be trusted, and it's a great disappointment," Trump ally and consultant Alex Bruesewitz told Axios. Driving the news: Paul grilled Vought on May 22 over the Trump administration's...
  • Ron Paul: The Trump Trial and Our Injustice System

    06/03/2024 3:01:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    I’ve long criticized our current US justice system – on all levels – as becoming much more about political justice than blind justice. The bizarre trial and conviction of former President Donald Trump last week on 34 felonies only reinforces my concerns. The New York District Attorney, Soros-backed Alvin Bragg, has been notorious for downgrading felony charges against others to misdemeanor charges. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, Bragg had downgraded 60 percent of felony cases to lesser charges, resulting in violent criminals being released on the streets and a crime wave across New York City. But...
  • What Will MAGA Look Like Post-Donald Trump?

    05/01/2024 4:18:03 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 68 replies
    AMP America ^ | 04/29/2024 | Tim Sharp
    If you have spent any amount of time online as a Trump supporter, you have certainly seen the rhetoric. Both liberals and the DeSantis crew like to call MAGA a cult and seem excited at the thought of Donald Trump’s demise. They long for the days of a pre-Trump Republican party. The reality is that while Trump is the current figurehead of the movement, it was birthed under Ron Paul. Ron Paul took fringe conversations such as no foreign wars and sound economics onto the main stage. Donald Trump then took many of these same conversations from the main stage...
  • Vanity - A Modest Proposal

    04/29/2024 4:22:36 PM PDT · by butterdezillion · 19 replies
    Self | 4-29-24 | butterdezillion
    I’m not very good at imagining what goes on in the minds of crooks. But I can process what I see. If I was the Deep State and could compromise anybody I wanted I would wait until somebody had the trust of the people and then I would threaten them into betraying their supporters. And then I would threaten one of them to go out and rabble-rouse saying that the others had deliberately betrayed everybody so R’s are just as bad as D’s. There’s no difference. That would leave the R’s in tatters, torn and fighting each other rather than...
  • Rand Paul: Ukrainian flags fly in the chamber of the UNITED STATES House of Representatives ...

    04/20/2024 6:36:30 PM PDT · by RandFan · 51 replies
    X ^ | April 20 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaul Ukrainian flags fly in the chamber of the UNITED STATES House of Representatives as they vote to send more of your hard-earned money to a corrupt foreign regime. And just like that they shout “UKRAINE! UKRAINE!” while happily working to secure Ukraine’s borders, not ours.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Issues Stark Warning to Trump: ‘He Will Lose the 2024 Election if He Continues to Support Speaker Johnson’

    04/17/2024 7:23:03 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 126 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 17, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    Sen. Rand Paul has directed a stern warning at former President Trump, cautioning that his continued backing of Speaker Johnson could alienate a significant portion of his base. “If Trump supports this monstrous, unpaid for foreign aid debt buster, he will lose the very supporters who comprise his vanguard. Mark my words,” Sen. Rand Paul warned.
  • Rand Paul finally dug up the emails everyone’s been waiting for. Buckle up, Fauci…

    04/17/2024 9:16:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Revolver News ^ | April 17, 2024
    It looks like Senator Rand Paul might have just dug up the emails that everyone’s been waiting for. He’s got his hands on a pile of them as part of his deep dive into how COVID started, and he spilled the beans on X. These aren’t just any old emails—they involve Peter Daszak and David Morens, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s right-hand man at the NIH. What’s the big deal? Well, they’re chatting about how samples from the Wuhan lab could unlock the genomes of over 700 coronaviruses. Here’s the kicker: Despite all the times Dr. Fauci has been grilled in Congress...
  • Rand Paul Exposes the ‘Great Covid Cover-up’. Transparency around Covid and its possible origins continues to be an issue.

    04/16/2024 8:21:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    https://fee.org ^ | 4/15/2024 | Jon Miltimore
    In an explosive new op-ed, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed that at least 15 separate federal agencies knew that attempts to create a COVID-19-like coronavirus were being undertaken at the Wuhan Institute of Virology as early as January 2018. Yet, heads of these agencies did not reveal this information to the public; for years, they actively refused to release information on the project to lawmakers such as Paul, who were attempting to provide congressional oversight. “For years, I have been fighting to obtain records from dozens of federal agencies relating to the origins of COVID-19 and the DEFUSE project,” wrote...
  • The Great COVID Cover-up: Shocking truth about Wuhan and 15 federal agencies

    04/10/2024 6:29:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 9, 2024 5:00am EDT | Sen. Rand Paul
    How vast was the Great COVID Cover-up? Well, my investigation has recently discovered government officials from 15 federal agencies knew in 2018 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was trying to create a coronavirus like COVID-19. These officials knew that the Chinese lab was proposing to create a COVID 19-like virus and not one of these officials revealed this scheme to the public. In fact, 15 agencies with knowledge of this project have continuously refused to release any information concerning this alarming and dangerous research. Government officials representing at least 15 federal agencies were briefed on a project proposed by...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Challenges Sen. McConnell to a Debate Regarding His ‘Ukraine First Policy’

    04/10/2024 9:00:55 AM PDT · by Kazan · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged his Republican colleague, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), to a debate regarding his “Ukraine first policy.”In an opinion article in the Courier-Journal, Paul slammed McConnell for vowing to go after the “isolationist movement” in the Republican Party, specifically in terms of monetary support for Ukraine. While McConnell had announced in February that he plans to step down as Senate minority leader at the end of the current term, he has said that he has plans to remain in the U.S. Senate.“Mitch McConnell has pledged to fight ‘GOP isolationism’ in the remainder of his career,” Paul wrote....
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Rand Paul = Total badass

    03/02/2024 4:40:18 AM PST · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | March 2 | Mike Lee
    @BasedMikeLee Rand Paul = total badass Honored to call him my friend @TrumpUSA24 He’s one of the few in Washington that I trust. @BasedMikeLee Me too!
  • RFK Jr. backs Rand Paul as next Senate Republican leader

    02/29/2024 7:52:49 AM PST · by hardspunned · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/29/24 | Tara Suter
    Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his support for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) as the next Senate Republican leader. “Mitch McConnell, who has served in the Senate for almost 40 years, announced he’ll step down this November. Part of public service is about knowing when to usher in a new generation,” Kennedy said Wednesday in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, highlighted by Mediate.
  • Bye, Mitch: Rand Paul for Senate Minority Leader

    02/29/2024 10:34:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/29/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his plans to exit his leadership position by November on Wednesday. We can praise the good things he did, breathe a sigh of relief to that he had the good sense to get out before he became another Dianne Feinstein, and criticize him later. The important thing is who will replace him in a year when President Trump is expected to retake the White House. According to Politico, three names have emerged:The Kentucky Republican isn’t stepping aside until November, but three potential heirs have long loomed large in the Hill’s calculus. Somewhat confusingly, all...
  • GOP Rep. Massie: This Summer Trump’s ‘Indictments Are Going to Ripen into CONVICTIONS!’

    01/21/2024 5:37:17 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 75 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 01/21/24 | Pam Key
    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), a surrogate for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that former President Donald Trump’s multiple indictments would “ripen into convictions.” Massie said, “You know, the main thing I hear from people back home is there mad that nobody’s held accountable in Washington DC. I think we need to hold Trump accountable. snip The lawsuit itself is ridiculous, but the underlying facts aren’t disputed, and I think people are going to kind of recoil from that when all that stuff starts coming out this summer. And the polls that show...
  • Massie says he’s not afraid of backlash for supporting DeSantis: ‘I’ve got the Trump antibodies’

    01/22/2024 10:48:21 AM PST · by RandFan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/24 1:20 PM ET | BY SARAH FORTINSKY
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said in a Sunday interview he’s not afraid of facing backlash from former President Trump for backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) campaign against the former president. “I’ve got the Trump antibodies,” Massie, a surrogate for DeSantis’s campaign, told “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream when she asked whether he’s worried about the “price” he “might pay” for backing DeSantis over Trump. Massie pointed to his opposition to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law under Trump on March 27, 2020, to aid in the pandemic recovery early on. Massie said...
  • TRUMP'S VP SELECTION: Please, Let It Be Ben!

    01/15/2024 8:07:11 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 184 replies
    1/14/2024 | Nikos1121
    AT a recent Town Hall, hosted by Fox, President Trump was asked who would be his Vice President. He replied, that he already had someone in mind, but would not say at this time. We've all seen the list, that includes inexplicably people like Nikki Haley, Desantis and Ramaswamy. Another list has people with some credibility like Tulsi Gabbard, Bryan Donalds and a few others like Rand Paul and even Robert Kennedy Jr. In my mind, there is only one choice. PLEASE LET IT BE BEN CARSON. I can't think anyone better. Any other name that comes to mind will...
  • Rand Paul Says Mitch McConnell Plans ‘Sellout’ on Border Security

    01/11/2024 5:38:32 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 17 replies
    The GOP’s Senate leadership is preparing to betray their voters on President Joe Biden’s migration flood, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), told Fox News on Tuesday.The still-secret draft deal “is a sellout — it’s going to continue to allow illegal immigration ” because Democrats are threatening Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with an aid cut-off for Ukraine, Paul said before adding:It’s saying, “Oh, we’ll let 5,000 people come illegally a day, and then after that, we might try to stop the next 5,000 that day.” It’s completely a sellout.But it’s because people like Senator [Mitch] McConnell care more about Ukraine than anything...
  • Rand Paul Says Mitch McConnell Plans ‘SELLOUT’ on Border Security

    01/11/2024 9:39:00 AM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/24 | Neil Munro
    The GOP’s Senate leadership is preparing to betray their voters on President Joe Biden’s migration flood, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), told Fox News on Tuesday. The still-secret draft deal “is a SELLOUT — it’s going to continue to allow illegal immigration ” because Democrats are threatening Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with an aid cut-off for Ukraine, Paul said before adding: snip It’s completely a sellout. But it’s because people like Senator [Mitch] McConnell care more about Ukraine than anything else — more than the border, more than anything else. He wants to send $60 billion of your money to Ukraine....