Paul Doesn’t ‘See Any Other Republicans’ Joining Amash on Impeachment After ‘Un-Libertarian’ Russia Probe

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is criticizing fellow lawmaker Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) for supporting impeachment based on the “un-libertarian” Mueller report and doesn’t think other Republicans will be joining him anytime soon.

During a Thursday interview with Fox News, Paul claimed that he was extremely skeptical about the entire investigation into potential collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government.

“As a libertarian Republican, I think the whole investigation has an un-libertarian feel,” Paul said when asked about fellow libertarian Amash’s impeachment calls. “You have an intelligence community that has so much power, that many Libertarians, we’ve always said that, ‘Gosh this much power could be abused.’”

Watch Paul’s comments below:

As IJR Red previously reported, Amash has posted multiple Twitter threads explaining his point of view. However, Paul pointed out that there were many issues with the investigation and that it seemed to be started for the wrong reasons.

“This great power we entrusted with them to spy on foreigners and they directed it against Americans for partisan reasons. So, I think it has to be investigated and I think it’s wrong for any Republican to think oh gosh, this is a legitimate investigation. I think it’s a very partisan investigation.”

The lawmaker also brought up how one-sided the support for impeachment was, saying that if there was a legitimate case more Republicans would be supporting Amash’s opinion.

“I don’t think if there is an impeachment it’s going to be a partisan thing,” said Paul. “I don’t see any other Republicans joining the call for impeachment.”

In another interview with Fox Business, Paul also pointed out that Trump should be presumed innocent without evidence and shared his confusion on why Amash is pushing impeachment.

See what he had to say:

“I don’t understand a libertarian who would take this investigation and say we should pursue it and impeach the president, it goes against everything libertarians are for,” said Paul.

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Mary Ridosh-Spalding
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There are enemies among us, right within our very own government…. Some in sheep clothing….. Sad day when we FINALLY have a POTUS that is a TRUE AMERICAN, loves his country and is all for “WE THE PEOPLE”, and yet there are these ignorant, degenerate inbrds in Washington that want him destroyed, WHY, because of all the good he is doing for the people, for this country? THEY must be stopped, THEY must be investigated, I really want to know how these “career” politicians become millionaires! I want to know NOW!!!

Sandra Jenkins
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Because he is a RINO. He is trying to get his name and face out there and like the Dems has to do something ludicrous. He is another McCain.

@HWH
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@HWH

Folks just look back thru history at the Democratic Party. Their not a party of democracy as the name implies.

Matty Shover
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Matty Shover

Jack – you’re not making any sense. Politicization of the AG? Stop posting CNN/MSNBC talking points and narratives as “comments”. This “politicized” AG has held office several times, under different presidents, and has always been voted in via an up&down. If he was so “biased” why did they keep voting him in? Why was nothing said before? Besides – every president picks their AG. Stop being so disingenuous. Did you post this comment when Obama and Holder teamed up to obstruct justice when Fast and Furious was under investigation? When Holder was referred to as “Obama’s boy” from the Chicago… Read more »

Norman Schain
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The reason you don’t see anyone joining Amash is that other members of the GOP in Congress fail to stand up for the ideals that make the party great. They play follow the leader. They lack intestinal fortitude to be polite. If their leader pointed their ship to an impending storm they would go there. Amash know to steer his boat to a safe place, by contrast. It is he who has real integrity and leadership qualities.

DD788Snipe
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DD788Snipe

Partisan politics is destroying this country. It has to stop. As far as the Democrats are concerned if their lips are moving their spewing propaganda. They have no credibility at all. Same with the mainstream media.

Sherri
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Amash is tied to China. I’m sick of politicians putting their financial interests before the people. I hope his challenger punts his butt to the curb!

Jack Schlotte
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Jack Schlotte

Almost everything these IMMORAL GOP operatives have said about Democrats can and SHOULD more applicably be turned right back against them. People need to look into the BIAS of the purposely neutrally MISNAMED “Judicial Watch.” “JW has made numerous false and unsubstantiated claims that have been picked up by right-wing news outlets. Courts have dismissed the vast majority of its lawsuits.” ~wikipedia in it’s opening section. “Politicization of the DOJ and the intelligence community?” HOW ABOUT THE POLITICIZATION OF OUR ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BAR, OUR FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM AND FOX (FAUX) “NEWS?” What about Republicans saying FBI Director Wray is… Read more »

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