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Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

CNN reports he joins Rand Paul in his stance

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is reportedly done with mask wearing, and CNN has jumped all over it. The network reports the Republican senator from Texas is going maskless on the floor of the Senate, which has no mask requirement , and in the halls of the Capitol complex. It questioned him about this,...

Fauci Gets Into It With Rand Paul
Fauci Gets Into It
With Rand Paul

Fauci Gets Into It With Rand Paul

White House's chief medical adviser pushes back at senator's claims

(Newser) - Rand Paul has long pushed back on wearing face masks and previously sparred with Dr. Anthony Fauci . On Thursday, he managed to do both during a Senate hearing on the country's coronavirus response efforts. In what CNBC bills as a "fiery exchange" between President Biden's chief medical...

Rand Paul: Trump Should Pardon Snowden
Rand Paul Suggests
Controversial Pardon Idea
OPINION

Rand Paul Suggests Controversial Pardon Idea

Senator wants Trump to let Edward Snowden go free

(Newser) - As President Trump considers presidential pardons before his term expires, Sen. Rand Paul is suggesting a controversial one in the pages of the Federalist . The Kentucky senator says the president should pardon Edward Snowden , who is now living in exile in Russia. In Paul's view, the former National Security...

Fauci Clashes With Rand Paul at Senate Hearing

'If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you’re alone in that'

(Newser) - The nation's top infectious diseases expert clashed with the Senate's top ophthalmologist in a testy congressional hearing Wednesday. The Hill reports that an irritated Dr. Anthony Fauci "scolded" Sen. Rand Paul after the Kentucky senator slammed the "nanny state" and argued that New York's high...

Rand Paul: I Was 'Attacked by Angry Mob'
Rand Paul: Cops
Just Saved My Life

Rand Paul: Cops Just Saved My Life

Senator says he was 'attacked' by mob after Trump speech

(Newser) - Rand Paul says he was leaving the final night of the RNC on Thursday when he was "attacked by an angry mob." The Republican senator from Kentucky thanked Metropolitan Police "for literally saving our lives" in an early Friday tweet , saying he'd been swarmed by more...

A Second Senator Tests Positive
Another 
Senator
Tests
Positive

Another Senator Tests Positive

Louisiana's Bill Cassidy, a medical doctor, will quarantine

(Newser) - A second US senator has tested positive for COVID-19: Louisiana's Bill Cassidy. The 62-year-old Republican was tested Thursday after learning he had been exposed to an infected person Wednesday night, reports the Advocate . “I am strictly following the direction of our medical experts and strongly encourage others to...

Trump Jumps on GOP Bandwagon Against Liz Cheney

Allies of the president say the Wyoming congresswoman has been disloyal to him

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning on Twitter, issuing 49 tweets or retweets and an attack on the third-ranking Republican in the House, all before 10am ET. Trump joined Republican allies Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in lambasting House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, who has...

Rand Paul Introduces 'Justice for Breonna Taylor Act'

Bill would ban no-knock warrants

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul says it's time to do away with "no-knock warrants" like the one that led to the death of a young black woman in his home state in a hail of police gunfire. The Kentucky Republican has introduced a bill that would ban federal law enforcement...

Rand Paul Rankles 2 Black Senators on Anti-Lynching Bill

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker push back on his amendment to weaken legislation

(Newser) - The House and the Senate were this close to agreeing on bipartisan legislation to finally make lynching a federal hate crime—until Rand Paul decided the bill, which could lead to life in prison for violators, couldn't fly as-is. In what CNN reports was an "emotional debate" on...

Rand Paul: Take Fauci's Advice With 'Grain of Salt'

Ky. senator tries to explain tense exchange at Tuesday Senate panel hearing

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared remotely before a Senate panel Tuesday to testify on the pandemic, and while much of what he said was attention grabbing, there was one especially "pointed exchange," per the Week . It was between Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul, who called it "ridiculous" to...

Rand Paul Explains Why He's Free to Go Maskless

Senator says he doesn't need to wear a mask because he can't infect anyone

(Newser) - Here's another entry on the list of lawmakers who are choosing not to wear masks: Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday told reporters that since he has recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive in March , he doesn't need to wear a mask—and he went so far as to...

Rand Paul Responds to Critics After Diagnosis

While awaiting test results, he voted on Senate floor and worked out in the gym

(Newser) - Rand Paul is so far the only senator to test positive for the coronavirus. After he learned of his diagnosis Sunday, the Kentucky Republican immediately left the Senate and went into quarantine, says his office in a tweet . Critics, though, are more concerned with what Paul—an eye doctor—did...

Sen. Rand Paul: I've Got the Coronavirus

The Kentucky Republican says he's 'asymptomatic' and in quarantine

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he's got the coronavirus, making him the third member of Congress to test positive. But the Republican from Kentucky says he's feeling fine under quarantine, USA Today reports. "He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to...

Rand Paul Has Suggestion for Future Impeachment Trials

He wants arguments kept to 8 hours per side

(Newser) - Rand Paul thinks presidential impeachment could become the new norm in the US following President Trump's saga—and he's got a few ideas about how the next trial should proceed. "I think we should change the process ... It's got to be a lot shorter," the...

Rand Paul to Fellow GOPers: Careful on Vote in Trump Trial

Warns Republican senators their vote on witnesses could threaten their reelection runs

(Newser) - President Trump's impeachment trial officially begins Thursday in the Senate, and at least four Republican senators will need to vote with Democrats to introduce new evidence and call witnesses such as John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, per the Washington Post . And Kentucky's Rand Paul has a warning for...

2 GOP Senators Run Afoul of Trump Allies

Fox's Lou Dobbs likens Mike Lee to Benedict Arnold over the senator's Iran criticism

(Newser) - After the White House briefed senators Wednesday on the decision to kill Iran's top commander , it was no big surprise that Democrats voiced criticism at the rationale. A bit more surprising was the criticism from two Republican senators, Mike Lee and Rand Paul. Lee in particular was heated. "...

Rand Paul Starts a New Chant at Trump Rally

'Do your job!' is plea to media to print whistleblower's name

(Newser) - Rand Paul didn't just speak in support of President Trump at a Monday night rally in Kentucky, he got the crowd revved up with a whole new chant: "Do your job!" The chant emerged after Paul implored the media to identify the whistleblower who instigated the Trump...

Neighbor Who Attacked Rand Paul to Be Resentenced

Rene Boucher served 30 days for 2017 assault

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Monday vacated what it called a "well-below-guidelines" prison sentence for the man who tackled Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home, ordering a resentencing for the attack that broke the lawmaker's ribs. The three-judge panel of the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals...

Rand Paul Has Part of Lung Removed
Rand Paul Has
Part of Lung Removed

Rand Paul Has Part of Lung Removed

Senator has another surgery related to 2017 attack

(Newser) - Another senator is having medical issues : Rand Paul had lung surgery over the weekend, and he announced Monday on Twitter that "unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities" as he recuperates, but "I should be able to return to the Senate in September." The senator'...

Rand Paul Floats Controversial Idea for Ilhan Omar

Says he'll help buy a plane ticket for her to visit Somalia so she can better appreciate US

(Newser) - Rand Paul has been staunchly on the side of President Trump during Trump's public feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar and others progressive members of "the Squad." Now, the Kentucky senator has ramped up his defense with a provocative statement about the Somalia-born Omar, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal ...

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