When it comes to combating the near-constant expansion of the federal government, no current member of Congress has been quite as outspoken as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
Maybe it’s in his blood; his father, the venerable political Ron Paul was about as ferocious a government watchdog as anyone else, and his libertarian ideals have thoroughly permeated the political career of his son.
But this has often put both Pauls at odds with the Republican Party’s general population, sometimes at the risk of great controversy.
Rand’s latest rant is sure to turn some heads.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tore into his fellow Republicans on Fox News Wednesday for considering a coronavirus relief package that could cost more than $1 trillion, calling on them to apologize to President Obama “for complaining that he was spending and borrowing too much” during his time in office.
“They might lose this election because they are acting like Democrats now. I am very upset with my colleagues. They went 8 years. They should apologize now to President Obama for complaining he was spending and borrowing too much. He was a piker compared to their borrowing and what they’re doing now.”
Of course, there was a hint of cynicism in Paul’s statement, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that the Bluegrass State Senator is unafraid of calling it like he sees it when it comes to government spending.
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