Rand Paul loves freedom, except when he’s not

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Sen. Edge Paul‘s (R-Ky.) Politics is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you will get

Paul was once seen as a rising political star with a non-partisan appeal. In the halcyon days of 2015, the Daily Dot wrote a story listed the “Four Surprising Reasons Rand Paul Could Be the Liberal Candidate You’re Looking For”. The play referred to Pauls breastfeed resistance to the Privacy nightmare that is the Patriot Actthe prison-industrial complex, police brutality, the war on drugs, and the mandatory minimum sentence.

Today’s Rand Paul is not quite the same than the freedom-loving man of yesterday. Although shades of this type persist (mostly re COVID-19), he is a study of contradictionslike if he tweeted 2013 that the United States should not provide aid to nations whose citizens are burning our flag.

Once one of Edward Snowden’s Fans, in 2019, Paul required outing the whistleblower which exposed Trump’s efforts to force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to dig up dirt on the President Joe Biden.

Paul is one of the Senate largest Opponent of reproductive freedom.

Always the charmer, he has one too story from tell female reporters how we do our work.

while Paul sentenced the Uprising in the Capitol how “wrong and un-American“ and voted for the certification of Election 2020 for Biden he too trumpeted the voter fraud lies that helped inspire the mob to attack Congress. Paul Calls the Committee of January 6 a “partisan witch hunt.”

Paul has a history rub elbows with something unsavory extremists. Paul worked about his father’s presidential campaign in 2008 Next Stewart Rhodes who later founded and is the Oath Keepers calculated With seditious conspiracy about the uprising in the Capitol.

In 2016, Paul lovingly remembered about when he and Alex Jones “staked” billionaires. He was on Jones’ show several Times and his campaign website currently contains a link to one InfoWars Piece about him blasting COVID mandates Dan Bonino.

Paul is actually committed to Dr. Anton Fauciwho is leave government end of the year anyway.

As an early adopter of social media, you can find Paul on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, youtubeand rumble.

Why it matters

Paul runs for his third term in the Senate, where he is a powerful and influential force.

Even though he’s standing in front of you strong challenge from Democrat Karl BookerKentucky imbalances strongly republicanso chances are the bluegrass state will gift the Senate six more years of Rand Paul.

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*Initial publication: October 7, 2022 at 6:00 am CDT

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