Senator Rand Paul slammed the “pro-war” critics of President Trump’s historic Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin Monday; saying his GOP detractors were motivated by their “dislike of the President.”
The Senator praised the President’s face-to-face meeting with the Russian leader just hours after Trump met with Putin in the Finnish capital, saying “small steps” towards a thaw in relations with another nuclear superpower was a good thing for both countries.
“We’re going to talk to the president about some small steps in order to try to thaw the relations between our countries,” said Paul.
“Republicans that are making the criticism are either the pro-war Republicans like (Sen. John) McCain and (Sen. Lindsey) Graham or the anti-Trump ones like (Sen. Ben) Sasse,” he added. “They are motivated by their persistent and consistent dislike of the president.”
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VICIOUS: Music Star Calls for PHYSICAL VIOLENCE Against RAND PAUL During Senate Speech
Iconic musician and actress Bette Midler raised eyebrows on social media Friday, openly calling for physical violence against Senator Rand Paul following his impassioned Senate speech to restrain government spending and slash the federal deficit.
Midler posted her incendiary tweet while Paul delivered his hours-long address to Congress, hoping to derail the bipartisan budget deal as it made its way towards the President’s desk.
“Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?” tweeted the music star, referring to Paul’s physical altercation with his neighbor earlier this year that broke six ribs and damaged his lungs.
Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) February 9, 2018
The blowback on social media was immediate, with users pointing out Midler’s vicious attack on the GOP senator; saying “So much for love trumps hate…”
“I’ve loved Bette since I was a little kid- but this statement made me lose all respect for her,” wrote another user.
RAND RATTLED: Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Sen. Paul, His Family with AN AX
The United States Capitol Police arrested an unidentified man Monday after he threatened to murder Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax, reports the Courier Journal.
The man was taken into custody by law enforcement after threatening the GOP Senator and his entire family through violent phone calls placed to Paul’s Kentucky office.
“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul said. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to kill my family and me.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 2, 2018
“It’s been a year where we’re becoming more and more aware of these threats,” Paul said, referencing the attempted assassination of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise and a vicious attack from a nearby neighbor that broke several of the Senator’s ribs in an apparent land-dispute.
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