“It’s defamation of character and he ought to go to court and be sued for it”
January 29, 2020
An uncharacteristically angry Senator Rand Paul slammed Chuck Schumer Tuesday, urging President Trump to sue the Democratic leader for defamation amidst the ongoing impeachment saga.
“I’m offended and shocked that Schumer would be so scurrilous as to accuse the president and his children of making money illegally off of politics when the only people we know have made money off of this have been Hunter Biden and Joe Biden,” Paul urged.
“Hunter Biden makes a million dollars a year, that’s documented, but Schumer simply creates and makes up and says, ‘Oh, maybe the president’s kids are making money.’” Paul continued.
The Senator then noted that former White House advisor John Bolton is peddling a book off the back of the trial.
“John Bolton is making money as we speak. He has probably already gotten the several million dollar advance for this book. He’s making money by testifying against the president.” Paul proclaimed.
“Look, a month ago, he didn’t want to testify in the House. Why? Maybe his book wasn’t finished. Now his book is finished. He wants to testify,” Paul remarked.
Why didn’t John Bolton testify to the US House? Apparently his book wasn’t quite finished yet for presales!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 27, 2020
“The only people we know who have actually made money? Hunter Biden and now John Bolton. And they’re not objective. John Bolton is not objective in any way now that he’s cashing million dollar checks.” Paul noted, echoing comments made by the President:
I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book. With that being said, the…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2020
Why didn’t John Bolton complain about this “nonsense” a long time ago, when he was very publicly terminated. He said, not that it matters, NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
“To have Schumer come up and say out of the blue, ‘Maybe the president’s kids are making money,’ with no evidence at all, that’s defamation and they ought to sue him,” the Kentucky Senator asserted.
“There is nothing in the record about the president’s kids,” Paul again pointed out, adding “So Schumer has just created this whole thing out of whole cloth and said, ‘Oh, why don’t we go after the president’s kids?’ We don’t know yet whether or not the president’s dealings with the Chinese president have something to do with the Trumps making money.’ He just made it up! Completely made it up! That’s defamation of character and he ought to go to court and be sued for it.”
Paul has continually pushed for having the Bidens testify and even threatened to force a vote on the matter. The Senator has also repeatedly called for the so called ‘whistleblower’ to be put on the stand.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 am