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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:38 AM

Rand Paul to oppose Pompeo, Haspel

Source: The Hill




BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 03/14/18 11:19 AM EDT

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday he would oppose President Trump's nominations of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State and CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency.

Paul said that he will oppose the nominations and "do everything I can to block" them.

"My announcement today is that I will oppose both Pompeo's nomination and Haspel's nomination," Paul said.

Paul was the only Republican to vote against Pompeo for CIA director. And his decision on Wednesday complicates, but doesn't unilaterally sink, Pompeo's path to leading the State Department. Republicans have an 11-10 advantage on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, making Paul a key vote.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/378353-rand-paul-to-oppose-pompeo-haspel

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Reply Rand Paul to oppose Pompeo, Haspel (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #1
groundloop Mar 2018 #2
RhodeIslandOne Mar 2018 #5
kysrsoze Mar 2018 #3
rsdsharp Mar 2018 #4
dalton99a Mar 2018 #6
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #8
jamzrockz Mar 2018 #12
DetlefK Mar 2018 #7
Sherman A1 Mar 2018 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2018 #10
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #11
mpcamb Mar 2018 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:44 AM

1. Through his hair

Ayn Rand Paul can read the tea leaves.

Maybe his neighbor knocked some sense into him. Who knows?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:44 AM

2. Is he sincere about this, or just looking for attention?

I admit to not having a lot of facts on Pompeo, but given the history of Haspel and her involvement in waterboarding and the destruction of evidence related to waterboarding there's no way in hell she should be confirmed.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:59 AM

5. He opposes torture, unless he is President.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:57 AM

3. Until when? The little ratfucker is probably waiting for an appropriate palm-greasing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:58 AM

4. He does this every time.

He gets his headline, and then he votes with the Republicans.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:07 AM

6. +1

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:23 AM

8. so true

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:17 PM

12. Being a partisan hack is the easiest thing to be in politics

 

All you have to do is praise anyone with a D and condemn anyone with an R behind their name, no matter what they do. They could hand you the cure to your cancer and you reject it because evil Rs are always 100% of the time up to no good

I am sure this must be the first time you have heard this but even a stopped clock is right 2 times a day trice during day light saving time. Yes, Rand Paul is against torture and the surveillance state, John "warmonger" McCain is also staunchly against torture and in the case of McCain I think he is sincere about it.

So now you know, some republicans have hold political positions that are good and moral.

For anyone with an open mind, Rand did vote against Pompeo's confirmation as CIA head and he was the only republican not to vote with the other republicans unlike 14 of the democrats.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/s32

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:16 AM

7. Meaningless grandstanding. He will cave in no time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:04 PM

9. Rand Paul makes a lot of noise

Then falls right in line.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:05 PM

10. Sen. Paul, you must not do this!

Don't you know that tRump needs a fresh supply of people to fire? He's running low right now!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:11 PM

11. Called Sen Casey

asking him to oppose Haspel since she is undoubtedly a war criminal without a shred of morals or ethics.
I'd recommend calling your senators too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:02 PM

13. Chuck Schumer has yet to publicly call on his fellow Democrats to oppose Haspel or Pompeo.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has yet to publicly call on his fellow Democrats to oppose either Haspel or Pompeo.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/14/rand-paul-opposes-trump-picks-for-secretary-of-state-cia-director.html?recirc=taboolainternal
C'mom, Chuck! Shout it from the rooftops!
Oppose these two losers!

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