Rand Paul has been called by some, one of the biggest hypocrites in the U.S. Senate. The Kentucky lawmaker has spent years shutting down disaster relief bills from other states. But when tornadoes hit his state in early December, he quickly requested funding from the Federal Government.On Tuesday, Paul contradicted his previous position seeking legislation on term limits. In 2019, the senator signed a term limit pledge limiting lawmakers to 2 terms. Earlier this week, he announced his intention to run for another term. While Paul pledged to support term limits, that support apparently only applies to others, as he filed for another term in Congress.
The pledge read, “I pledge that as a member of Congress, I will co-sponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House Terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.”
Rand Paul, who signed the ‘US Term Limits Pledge’ in 2019 to limit Senators to serving two terms in office, just filed to run for a third term. pic.twitter.com/RiyaSMZzna
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 4, 2022
The President of the United States Term Limit Pledge, Philip Blumel, said at the time, “Senator Paul has been an outspoken proponent of term limits on Congress for a very long time. It means a lot to us that he is willing to back that up with his pledge.” That pledge is apparently now meaningless, and there has been no new legislation.
Paul said upon signing the pledge, “The people who are here a long time, the system beats them down .. they get drained of their enthusiasm .. you need new blood to get that.”
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