Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was on FOX News this week and was asked about a number of topics. Paul is a Libertarian Republican and was very critical of the surveillance of the Trump campaign as well as the Mueller investigation.
He also blasted Republican Justin Amash over his recent embrace of impeachment.
From FOX News:
Rand Paul on fellow libertarian Amash’s impeachment call: Russia probe was ‘un-libertarian’
Sen. Rand Paul does not agree with Rep. Justin Amash – a fellow libertarian Republican – that the House of Representatives should move forward with the impeachment of President Trump.
Amash, R-Mich., made headlines in recent weeks for his lengthy Twitter threads laying out his argument for impeachment based on the Mueller report.
His latest tweetstorm took aim at Attorney General William Barr for allegedly misleading the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings and pushing a “false narrative” that the Trump campaign was improperly spied on during the 2016 election…
Paul, R-Ky., said on “America’s Newsroom” Thursday that he takes the opposite view from Amash, seeing the origins of the Russia investigation as being “un-libertarian.”
He explained that the powers, specifically FISA surveillance, utilized in the FBI counterintelligence probe are the kind that libertarians have long warned could be abused by the government.
“I see an abuse of power from Comey, Clapper, Brennan, from all these guys,” Paul said.
“I think they took this great power we entrusted with them to spy on foreigners and they directed it against Americans for partisan reasons. So, I think this 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.”
Watch the video:
Rand Paul has been very consistent in his views. He has spoken out about this issue on Twitter repeatedly.
No Presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, should suffer the abusive spying that Comey instigated. Comey’s damage to the FBI ranks right up there with the most sordid violations of J. Edgar Hoover.https://t.co/mZlwvuYkmP
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 6, 2019
Democrats insisted on the Mueller investigation. When no collusion was found, they now want another investigation. Petty partisanship. Agree with POTUS. Time to move on. No more investigations!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 1, 2019
We couldn’t agree more, Senator Paul.