Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have crushed Rand Paul’s effort to be heard on the issue of being allowed to ask about the Whistleblower’s identity!
At the start of Thursday’s session, McConnell read a prepared statement that kowtowed to Chief Justice Roberts:
“Yesterday we’ve been respectful of the Chief Justice’s unique position in reading our questions and I want to be able to continue to assure him that that level of consideration for him will continue.”
In other words, the law be damned. Sen. Paul be damned. The president be damned. Only the Deep State matters and must be protected at all costs!
Minutes after McConnell read his statement, Paul submitted his question and Roberts refused to read it!
“The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted,” he said.
McConnell just stood mute! Paul tweeted about the episode shortly after and said his question wasn’t about the identity of the whistleblower, but rather about a reported plot to bring down the president launched within the White House.
My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 30, 2020
Whatever happened to #TheWholeTruth ???
Here is the question, Paul didn’t get to ask: “Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together, and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings.”
UPDATE: Rand Paul will challenge Roberts on Senate floor
WTH! Chief Justice blocks Rand Paul question about whistleblower!
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