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

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.

Responses

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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 days, when appointed? Or how about when they refused to turn over the documents for F&F?

    Our federal court system has been loaded up with Obama era judges, all of which was done to bypass the voice of the American people, and our entire election process.
    Case in point – Obama era judges continue to deny an ELECTED, sitting president his policy. Several times, the policy of the president has been “challenged” in liberal courts held by those who were given their seat by Obama, and have struck down or denied the presidents orders.
    The Judicial Branch was NOT formed to pass policy, but yet, through the manipulation of these courts and their judges, by putting injunctions on the presidents policy, they are doing just that by overriding the orders of an elected president that the American people voted in to office.
    That’s the real politicization of the court system – along with the total abuse and fraud on the FISA court, when a known, unverified dossier was used to spy on Americans.

    Or how about loading Mueller’s team with Democrat and Clinton donors and lawyers? Did you find any issue with that, or are you ignoring that aspect because it benefits your talking points? Because I promise you the left would have fought those appointees tooth and nail, especially seeing as how the fight Barr as “partial” when he has done nothing to show that.

    What are republicans holding back from the report? Again, if you bring up lies, people will call you out.
    BY LAW – grand jury testimony is to be protected.
    The report released to the public had little redactions.
    But the Barr, to appease the double standards of the left, and creepy Nadler, released a further redacted version for those to go see in a protected setting (SCIF) which NONE OF THEM went to read the further redacted version.
    Know why?
    Because they all know there’s nothing there. Why else would you cry about seeing information you fought to hide during the Clinton Impeachment, and not go see it when it was released?

    There was no evidence for conspiracy – therefore, under basic laws and rights afforded by this country, you are deemed innocent. It’s not in the special councils right, or duty, to grant “exoneration” of anyone. That’s not the job of an investigator or prosecutor.. rather, find evidence of a crime or not.

    I wonder how you would enjoy being accused of a crime that you didn’t commit, having an entire party claim that crime happened and you’re guilty with zero evidence, and then when the investigation yielded no evidence – they still claimed you were guilty and slandered your name.
    Would you sit quietly and take it?
    Or worse, are you the type of individual that feels those with opposing views and political opinions don’t deserve the same rights as you do.

    If so, join the rest of the fascists taking over the Democrat party.

    And just because you post this garbage twice, doesn’t make it true.

    The biggest threat to this country is the radicalization is the Left, and the current line up in the Democrat Party.
    One that continues to accept the voice of the people in the last election. One that continues to try and move the goal posts when they can’t measure up. One that has never accepted the results of one single election they didn’t win, as shown through their attempts to impeach/bring up impeachment with every republican president elected.

    A party who continues to deny our president the same rights they demand for themselves, and the same basic rights we all are afforded. The same Democrat party who continues to ignore the massive damage being done at the border, with illegal immigrants being dropped off in cities with no consequence – as they chase fake charges they created against a President who continues to outwork and outthink them at every turn.

    A party who preys on racial and religious fears through identify politics. A party who has been on the wrong side of history at every turn, but continues to lie about their past – which is why they want to erase history through their attacks on American history – good and bad.

    A party who wishes to rid us of the electoral college, that would silence the majority of voices in this country, places it in the hands of the coastal liberal elite. One who’s “track record of success” includes Democratically run cities like DC/NY/Chicago/San Francisco etc. – where crime rates skyrocket, poverty remains rampant, failing schools, and overwhelming corruption – as seen in Baltimore.
    These are all cities run by Democrats, with little to no Republican intervention.
    If their policy and promises work – why are all these cities failing!?
    Why are vets eating trash to survive just blocks from where Pelosi resides in her gates mansion? Why are the streets of every democratic city filled with feces, homeless, open drug use, tent cities, crime..
    every one of them resemble a third world country, and nothing has been improved.

    Keep lying to yourself and others, all the way to another Trump Presidency in 2020.
    America has seen the left has done NOTHING since winning the house in 2018 (thanks to the investigation that turned out to be a fraud – anyone going to answer for that?) They haven’t done anything but seek to attack, destroy, or prevent the President from passing policies that will continue to help this country succeed – as we have seen so far with historical numbers.

    But yeah.. good luck with that all-star line up you have working on the left..?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. DD788Snpe: Suppose your posting might be considered partisan? I.e,, “Democrats bad! Republicans good!”

      1. dd didn’t say that. you have bought the propaganda hook line and sinker

  7. 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!

    1. and Trump isn’t tied to Soros? Come on, soros forgave him hundreds of thousands before the election. At least deal fairly with the issues.

  8. 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 “stonewalling?” The ENTIRE Republican establishment, from the White House, both houses of Congress and most all Republican politicians at all levels are STONEWALLING the Mueller Report and ANY and ALL analyses of Trump’s DICTATORIAL and ILLEGAL actions throughout his campaign and presidency.
    People need to think, analyse, get their news from multiple sources, including foreign ones and come to the obvious and firm conclusion that Republicans are trying to pull the wool over our eyes!
    NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN IF YOU VALUE AMERICA OR OUR FUTURE!

    1. Leave the intellectual fog of your emotionally driven thinking behind

    2. Brainwashed by Fox (Faux) “news?” It’s interesting that my comment here has been voted down, BUT THERE’S NOT ONE PERSON WHO CAN COUNTER MY FACTS WITH ANY SUBSTANTIVE REPLY.
      Typical Republican behavior, condemn out of hand and NOT being capable of an informed retort to INCONTROVERTIBLE FACTS!

    3. Judical Watch is qute noted for being hot after Democrat misdeeds (real or imagined), and totally ignoring Republican misdeeds.

    4. As soon as I see all caps throughout most of a post, i know it must be an angry leftist. They type the same way they talk. THEY YELL! That’s because what they have to say is lacking any substance or truth so they try to not allow you to have a civil discourse of differing opinions. No Leftist would ever win a true and fair debate against a Republican like Trey Gowdy. Never happen.

    5. Actually, JW presents hard facts…. and as our founding father stated so eloquently, “facts are stubborn things.” While I tend to think Fitton is out for himself, the documents don’t lie and aren’t and ego trip. Therefore, when JW puts forth documents, which they constantly do, deal with that. Otherwise, shut your pie hole.

  9. Almost everything these 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 “stonewalling?” The ENTIRE Republican establishment, from the White House, both houses of Congress and most all Republican politicians at all levels are STONEWALLING the Mueller Report and ANY and ALL analyses of Trump’s DICTATORIAL and ILLEGAL actions throughout his campaign and presidency.
    People need to think, analyse, get their news from multiple sources, including foreign ones and come to the obvious and firm conclusion that Republicans are trying to pull the wool over our eyes!
    NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN IF YOU VALUE AMERICA OR OUR FUTURE!

    1. GOP has their problems. Here’s how I see it, if the GOP held to their platform and the Constitution, I would support them, but they politic too much. However, Democrats are completely godless and anti-American, even socialists and Communists. The problem is that our founding fathers called this two-party system a “great evil.” We need to forget the cult of personality whether D or R jersey worn, and support the law. If we do that, we would do well. If we don’t, the judgment of God continues on a stupid, ignorant people.

  10. Nobody else sees Amash being joined either, except some Dumbocrats.

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