Courtesy of The Hill:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) tried to win the Senate’s consent to approve the House-passed bill, which would reauthorize funding until fiscal 2090. The bill cleared the House in a 402-12 vote last week.
But Paul objected, pointing to the country’s growing debt and arguing that any new spending should be offset by cuts to other spending.
“It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country,” he said. “And therefore any new spending … should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need to, at the very least, have this debate.”
He added that if the House bill was brought up for a vote in the Senate he is planning to offer an amendment, “but until then I will object.”
A spokesperson for Paul later told The Hill that Paul “is not blocking anything,” adding that he is “simply seeking to pay for it.”
That is absolute bullshit and Rand Paul’s hypocrisy could be seen from space.
I could easily dismantle Paul’s argument for blocking this bill, but I will let Jon Stewart, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the 9-11 first responders, have the last word.
Jon Stewart just eviscerated Republicans over blocking funding for 9/11 first responders. Make it viral. pic.twitter.com/2zb1o6tqM4
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 18, 2019
Yeah, what he said.
P.S. Oh and can somebody finally shoot that creature off of Rand Paul’s head.
I think it might be slowly devouring his brain.