Justice Roberts blocked Paul’s first attempt, but clearly he is damned and determined to break the law.
Courtesy of Politico:
Sen. Rand Paul read aloud the name of the alleged whistleblower who first raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine. And most Republicans didn’t seem to care.
After being denied by Chief Justice John Roberts last week, Paul used a period reserved for senators’ impeachment speeches to read aloud the name of an intelligence community official alleged to be the whistleblower.
“They made a big mistake not allowing my question. My question did not talk about anybody who is a whistleblower, my question did not accuse anybody of being whistleblower, it did not make a statement believing that someone was a whistleblower. I simply named two people’s names because I think it’s very important to know what happened,” Paul said on the floor.
It’s the type of move that might have prompted a backlash from within his own party not too long ago, and several senators said they would not have done it. But after three weeks of the impeachment trial and with Trump’s firm grip over the party, there was little blowback from his colleagues on Tuesday.
I have a number of barbed expletives I would like to lob at this poorly toupeed little shit, but I will let the late John McCain make my point for me.
And there you have it.
What Rand Paul just did was obviously designed to please the asshole in the White House, but we all know that he is only a puppet for the real master.