Over the years, we’ve gotten used to mild-mannered Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky who pretty much shows up, does his job, and generally keeps to himself on Capitol Hill. On Monday, in Lexington, Kentucky, where President Trump held a rally to fire up support for Republican candidates in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, Senator Paul took on a completely different persona and tossed a gauntlet at the fake news media.
Holy cow, who knew he had it in him?
“President Trump has great courage,” the Kentucky Republican said at a Monday campaign rally for the president. “He faces down the fake media every day. But Congress needs to step up and have equal courage to defend the president.”
“We also now know the name of the whistleblower,” Paul continued. “The whistleblower needs to come before Congress as a material witness because he worked with Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was getting money from corrupt oligarchs. I say tonight to the media, ‘Do your job and print his name!’ And I say this to my fellow colleagues in Congress, to every Republican in Washington, ‘Step up and subpoena Hunter Biden and subpoena the whistleblower!’”
It’s a message that can’t be said often enough by those whose words actually carry weight. Yes, voters speak at the ballot box, but for this sort of thing, we actually need courageous lawmakers willing to risk their careers and sometimes their lives to make things happen. Rand Paul has been attacked and severely injured for speaking his mind in the past. He risks that again in speaking this way.
Would that more of the swamp creatures We the People send to Washington would do the same.
Please, ladies and gentlemen of Congress, expose these scandals and corruption for the world to see. Unlike some other issues out there, We the People have a right to know what our elected officials are doing that is making them rich while they are supposed to be serving us.