Even his hair makes him look like Trump’s poodle.

Courtesy of Politico

Sen. Rand Paul could force a vote on the Senate floor that would bring Hunter Biden or other White House-favored impeachment witnesses to an impeachment trial.

Paul said on Thursday he’s considering forcing votes on motions in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial allowing Trump to bring his own witnesses. The Kentucky senator and close Trump ally has urged Congress to call Hunter Biden as a witness for his work at a Ukrainian energy company.

“I believe very strongly the president should be able to call his own witnesses,” Paul told reporters on Thursday. “The rules that are put forward will be amendable, so yes I will consider strongly that the president should get his full due process, which to me means bringing in his own witnesses.”

Such a vote would need a majority, meaning Democrats and a handful of Republicans can defeat them fairly easily. But those votes are likely to be difficult for GOP senators facing reelection who are trying to balance their support of Trump with appeals to independent voters.

Pretty clear that this vote, if it even happens, will not succeed in forcing Hunter Biden’s testimony.

So obviously this is just Rand Paul sucking up to Trump in that sloppy sycophantic way that Republicans now adopt in order to stroke his outsized ego and keep him from punishing them in some way.

One of the things I am desperate to learn at some point is just how Trump managed to break the spirit of all of these Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and Rand Paul, and force them to allow him to ride them around in a circle like tethered ponies at a local state fair. 

That is truly one of the great mysteries of our time.