Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) says, if necessary, he’ll fight for his First Amendment rights after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts censored a question he had posed at the impeachment trial.
The question was about the origin of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which automatically involves the left-wing “whistleblower.”
For the record, there’s no law preventing Senator Paul from identifying the “whistleblower,” whose anonymous complaint — based on third-hand hearsay — triggered the sham impeachment.
UPDATE: This afternoon (Jan. 30), Rand Paul read the question he was barred from asking at a press conference, saying he wanted the question entered “into the record.” Note that Paul’s censored question did not once say the word “whistleblower.”
“I asked a question and the question was refused. My question made no reference to any whistleblower. I think this is an important question, one that deserves to be asked. I will read you the question so it can be made part of the public record.”
Sen. @RandPaul: "My question made no reference to any whistleblower…"
He then reads the question.
"I think this is an important question. One that deserves to be asked." pic.twitter.com/D2iafDrv4X
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 30, 2020
During a break in the trial yesterday (Jan. 29), Paul was seen on the Senate floor “seeking assurances that he will not be blocked from asking a question,” Roll Call reported.
Paul said loudly in the chamber: “I don’t want to have to stand up to fight for recognition. If I have to fight for recognition, I will.”
In November 2019, Senator Paul urged the media to “do your job” by outing the anti-Trump whistleblower whose complaint launched the impeachment inquiry.
The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: “Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read a question from Sen. Rand Paul that named the anti-Trump whistleblower. Sources say Roberts, at Democrats’ urging, had previously vowed to ban any questions about the whistleblower whatsoever, named or not.”
Earlier today, Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read a question from Sen. Rand Paul that named the anti-Trump whistleblower. Sources say Roberts, at Democrats' urging, had previously vowed to ban any questions about the whistleblower whatsoever, named or not. Developing…
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 30, 2020
Davis tweeted that Justice Roberts backpedaled after being warned that the Senate will formally rebuke him if he continues his censorship of GOP questions.
“Sources say Roberts was told an attempt to censor any questions about the whistleblower, in general, would be rebuked by recorded Senate vote, at which point Roberts retreated and communicated that he would instead censor any mention of the whistleblower’s name.”
Davis remarked: “Roberts’ arbitrary and unilateral censorship of Senators and Senate business raises serious questions about whether he would similarly ban any and all motions to subpoena by name the whistleblower.”
Naturally, left-wing Twitter gleefully applauded Justice Roberts, a Republican who was appointed by Never-Trumper George W. Bush.
While liberals love to point out that Republicans like Justice Roberts oppose Trump, it bears noting that Roberts has criticized President Trump before.
Moreover, when Trump won in 2016, he transformed the GOP to uphold the MAGA principles of “America First” and “Drain the Swamp.”
That’s why so many establishment Republicans who are career politicians (like Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski) defy and openly trash Trump even though they’re from the same political party.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 19, 2019
As it is, the “whistleblower’s” identity is an open secret in Washington and among the media.
There is no law preventing the media or members of Congress from outing the Democratic “whistleblower” by name. Critics say the Left and their media minions are merely protecting the “whistleblower” because he’s aligned politically with them.
The “whistleblower” — whom the Left had breathlessly bragged would destroy Trump — has mysteriously disappeared amid disturbing revelations of his shady background as a friend of Adam Schiff’s aides who previously traveled with Joe Biden.
Rather than being an impartial “whistleblower,” there’s mounting evidence suggesting that he was groomed by Schiff to file a bogus complaint in order to undo the 2016 election and prevent Trump’s reelection in 2020.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 5, 2019
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