Republican Senator Rand Paul scorched “whistleblower” and House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff during his speech on the Senate floor.
Last week Senator Rand Paul attempted to ask a question about the whistleblower Eric Ciaramella and was attempting to uncover Obama holdovers trying to overthrow the President. When Senator Paul gave the question to Supreme Court Justice Roberts however, he refused to read it.
The following day Senator Paul again submitted the question a second time and Justice Roberts again refused to read it.
On the Senate floor Tuesday, Paul protested and put his question on a large card blazed with the name “Eric Ciaramella” printed on it.
CSPAN was so triggered by the Ciaramella’s name being shown that the camera zoomed in to ensure that his name was not seen.
“I’m going to ask that question again this morning because the Constitution does protect debate,” Paul said. “I think 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 also slammed Schiff:
“In the first month of [Trump’s] office, in January of 2017, they were already plotting the impeachment. And you say ‘Well, we should protect the whistleblower, and the whistleblower deserves anonymity.’ The law does not preserve anonymity. His boss is not supposed to say anything about him, he’s not supposed to be fired. I’m for that.”
On the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. @RandPaul reads and displays the question which Chief Justice Roberts declined to read last week during the Impeachment Trial. pic.twitter.com/nxZb255IbU
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 4, 2020
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