Put Rand Paul’s name up on the board, if it’s not there already, in the Soul Sold To Trump category. He will not let up on his crusade to out and harass the Ukraine whistle blower, and his latest gambit was to block a resolution in the Senate Wednesday granting protections to whistle blowers. The Hill:

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) had asked for unanimous consent to pass the resolution, which “acknowledges the contributions of whistleblowers,” and throws the chamber’s support behind protecting whistleblowers from retaliation.
“The threats we have seen over the last few days are so egregious they demand bipartisan outrage from one end of this chamber to the other, whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, independent, liberal, moderate or conservative,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “What’s happening here is another erosion of the values of this republic for political expediency.”
He added that they should “send a message today that the Senate reaffirms our long standing tradition about defending whistleblowers.”
Not on Rand Paul’s watch. He discourages the practice.
Paul objected to passing the resolution after Democrats refused to drop their resolution and instead pass whistleblower legislation that he introduced earlier that day.

“I support whistleblowers and I do think they have a role to play in keeping government accountable … but what we have seen over the last few years is that we have a system that we should continue to refine,” Paul said.

He argued that his legislation would “make clear” that President Trump should be able to face his accuser. The measure also would expand current whistleblower protections for contractors.
Another one on Putin’s payroll, evidently, along with Moscow Mitch, Lindsey Graham, and God knows who else. This is a very alarming development. If government employees, or anybody in a position of trust knows about something that Congress should be made aware of, it’s essential that the person not feel deterred or intimidated from sharing. Rand Paul wants to take us one giant leap closer to autocracy — and to protect Donald Trump? He is working for Putin. This is appalling.
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8 Comments on "Rand Paul Blocks Senate Resolution Protecting Whistle Blowers"

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This is abominable. What a mealy mouthed pos. Liar.

p j evans

Those legal protections aren’t worth much when people in government (who should know better) keep trying to out the WB – in violation of existing laws.

Lone Wolf

What with impeachment hearings going public, this is all ‘theater’ to try to sway public opinion to their side, or more specifically for Trump’s base, and any other undecided Klan members and/or Nazi’s on the fringe.

Alice in Wonder

Russian Rand Putin Paul! Can I get an amen?

Cheryl Lawrence

Rand Paul was one of the May, 2017, travelers to Russia; there were about ten who sold their souls that day. what we have is a conspiracy to commit treason. We know what the constitution says is the proper penalty (death). I’m willing to let them go to jail for a couple of years, if they leave the country not let them back and remove their citizenships so they can’t vote, work in government or any job that needs to be licensed. They should be stripped of their Govt pensions.

rory darjiit

History student in 2185 flipping through textbook on her tablet while catching flight to Antarctic glacier refuge: “omg, who was this @&(#&-$ Senator named Paul who voted against common sense every damn time?”

Or at least that’s how I thought in AP US History when you saw the one dude that always dissented with stupid positions.