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.