Sunday, December 9, 2018

HEROIC Rand Paul Disturbed By The Positions of Trump's Nominee for Attorney General

UPDATED Below with video.

On NBC's "Meet the Press" this morning, Sen. Rand Paul said that he’s troubled by the positions on privacy issues of  William Barr, President Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general.

“I’m concerned that he’s been a big supporter of the Patriot Act, which lowered the standard for spying on Americans, and he even went so far as to say the Patriot Act was pretty good — we should go much further,” Rand said.

He then went on to say that he was “disturbed” that Barr, who served as attorney general during the George H.W. Bush administration, has been a “big fan” of seizing people’s property through civil asset forfeiture “without a conviction.”

“Many poor people in our country have cash taken from them, and then the government says ‘prove to us where you got the cash,’ and then you can get it back. But the burden’s on the individual,” he said. “It’s a terrible thing called civil asset forfeiture and he’s a big fan of that.”

“I haven’t made a decision yet on him, but I can tell you the first things that I’ve learned about him being for more surveillance of Americans is very, very troubling,” Rand said.

Hey Rand, stick to your principles on this one unless you can trade for something bigger from the president (#realpolitik). This Bush flunkie should get nowhere near the Justice Department except as an individual on trial for "crimes against the people."

UPDATE Here is video:

1 comment:

  1. Good on Rand for calling out the flunky that the Cheeto in Chief wants to help him sell the idiocracy down the river.