Senator Rand Paul is an angry hyperbolic buffoon who has no relationship with the truth, but even he has his limits – or so we thought. Now that Donald Trump and his Republican allies are making a desperate last ditch effort to spin Trump’s Russian treason into a Hillary-Obama scandal, it’s not surprising to see the entire GOP playing along. What is shocking is that Rand Paul is having nothing short of a meltdown today, giving away that he’s scared to death of what Robert Mueller is going to dig up about him.
Here’s what Rand Paul tweeted this morning: “Time to investigate high ranking Obama government officials who might have colluded to prevent the election of Donald Trump! This could be WORSE than Watergate!” Huh? This is so cartoonish, even by his standards, that we had to go back and double check to make sure it really did come from his official verified Twitter account. He’s not simply throwing his weight behind the notion that Trump is somehow being framed for treason. He’s running into the middle of the battlefield and screaming it at the top of his lungs. People only act this way for one reason.
Rand Paul is scared to death that the Trump-Russia investigation will end up revealing that he was in on it. How? We have no idea. There has been nothing up to this point to indicate that Rand was a Trump-Russia conspirator. We know he despises Trump on a personal level. So how did he get tangled up in this? Let’s ask Senator John McCain.
Eight months ago, out of nowhere, John McCain publicly declared on the Senate floor that Rand Paul “is now working for Vladimir Putin.” It came during a fight over Montenegro and NATO of all things. McCain appeared to know something that we still don’t, perhaps something classified, and in his anger, he let it slip. Now Rand Paul is going out of his gourd in a last ditch attempt at preventing the Trump-Russia investigation from continuing. For most of the GOP, this noise is just a political strategy. For Rand Paul, this appears to be personal. What did he do?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report