Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) following the Senator’s objection to a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join NATO, March, 2017.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate tried to fast track a nearly $40 billion U.S. aid package to help Ukraine in its fight against Russia, only to be blocked by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) came to the chamber floor together to request unanimous agreement from all 100 senators to allow a vote on the bill immediately.
Mr. Paul objected. Without his consent, it could take days for the legislation to make it to the floor for a final passage vote, according to Senate rules. It is expected to pass overwhelmingly. The House passed the legislation 368 to 57 late Tuesday, with support from all Democrats and most Republicans. All the lawmakers who voted no were Republicans. [Continue reading…]
Secretary of State Antony Blinken fired back at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) after Paul suggested that Georgia and Ukraine were attacked by Russia because they were once part of the Soviet Union, April 27, 2022.