Having your ribs broken by a neighbor fed up with your landscaping habits would typically be the low point of your year. That is clearly not the case for Senator Rand Paul, who suffered six broken ribs during a fight nine months ago with his neighbor over “yard waste.” In light of all of Paul’s actions, statements, and votes since the fight, it is not surprising many people have completely forgotten about the wrestling match. But now he’s found a way to sink much lower.
As Palmer Report has previously documented, Julia Davis is an expert in Russian propaganda with the Atlantic Council’s Disinformation Portal, who tracks Russian State Media television. On Monday, Davis sent a series of tweets reporting on multiple Russian TV shows admitting their current love affair with Rand Paul.
During a segment on Russian State Media, one of the panelists comments how Paul is not currently well liked in the United States. The host responds, “At least he’s one of the few loyalists,” meaning loyal to Russia, not to America. There are a multitude of reasons for this conclusion. If you recall the Russian sanctions bill that passed the Senate last July by a vote of 98-2, Paul was one of the two votes against sanctions.
Last March, the Senate also passed a bill to allow Montenegro to join NATO. Once again, Paul was one of the two “no” votes and blocked the vote for months. If you will recall, keeping Montenegro from joining NATO had long been a priority for Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the Senate vote, Paul actually cited Russian interests saying, “Montenegro in NATO will antagonize Russia while doing nothing to advance US national security.”
Following the Treason Summit between Donald Trump and Putin in Helsinki last month, Rand Paul called out not only the Democrats but also any Republicans who spoke out against Trump taking Putin’s side over that of American intelligence agencies. While praising Trump’s capitulation to Putin, he said anyone disagreeing with Trump was motivated by their “dislike of the president.” I suppose Russian State Media is actually correct about something – Rand Paul is loyal to Russia.
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.