March 24, 2020

AND THEN HE WONDERS WHY PEOPLE PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE?:

Rand Paul Exposed Many In Capitol To Coronavirus After Test (Dan Desai Martin, March 24, 2020, National Memo)

On March 5, Paul was the only senator to vote against the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, the first congressional response to the coronavirus outbreak. That bill contained $8.3 billion for a variety of responses, including funding dedicated to research and development of vaccines and $2 billion for federal, state, and local governments to prepare for and respond to the growing outbreak.

On Wednesday, Paul made headlines when he attacked immigrants as "non-people" when discussing an amendment to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

"My amendment says that if you want to apply for money from the government through the child tax credit program -- this is money that the government gives to people -- that you have to be a legitimate person, you have to have a Social Security number," Paul said on the Senate floor.

"We've been talking about this reform for a decade now and we never seem to be able to get it passed. It has nothing to do with not liking immigrants, it has to do with saying taxpayer money shouldn't go to non-people," Paul added.

While Paul was waiting for his test results to come back, he worked out at the Senate gym and attended a meeting with other senators. After Paul's positive test, both Republican senators from Utah -- Mitt Romney and Mike Lee -- placed themselves in quarantine due to their recent proximity to Paul.

Posted by at March 24, 2020 12:00 AM

  

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