Rand Paul Releases Questions Censured by Chief Justice John Roberts

  • 2020-01-30
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Rand Paul Releases Questions Censured by Chief Justice John Roberts
By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
On Wednesday Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read a question posed by Senator Rand Paul because it could potentially out the whistleblower. On Thursday Roberts censured Paul to prevent him from asking questions.

In response, Rand Paul publically released the questions that Roberts wouldn't read.

According to The Daily Wire:

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, blocked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) from asking a question on Thursday during the trial.

 
  Paul got major backup from legal scholars who were not happy with Roberts' decision:

Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, a Trump critic who also served as an impeachment witness during Democrats’ partisan investigation late last year, responded by writing: “The Chief Justice again refused to read Paul’s question. This is relatively uncharted because the reading of the name does not directly violate federal law. It is a matter of decorum and restraint claimed by Roberts inherent authority.”

 

Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) responded by writing: “[email protected] asked a reasonable question, and the Chief Justice is wrong to not let the managers answer the question. Regardless of whether this individual is the “whistleblower,” there are legitimate concerns that the Deep State conspired with Democrats against @realDonaldTrump.”

Rand Paul took his opposition to this impeachment to a whole new level on Thursday and did so by taking on the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

 Source: TTN

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