As previously covered by my colleague, Sarah Lee, Rand Paul doubled down Tuesday on his position that the impeachment-enacting Ukraine whistleblower should be publicly outed.
Here’s how Sarah put it:
At a fiery Trump rally in his home state Monday night, Paul took the stage and demanded the media do their jobs and make the name of the whistleblower — already an open secret in DC — known to the American public.
Speaking of “fiery,” Meghan McCain had something to say about the happenin’.
And what a blazing opinion it was.
On Tuesday’s installment of The View, the daughter of late anti-Trump Senator John blasted Rand for appearing with the Commander-in-Chief at a Kentucky shindig and demanding whoever had their lips on the whistle get blown out for blowin’ it.
Rand, in his own words:
“The whistle-blower needs to come before Congress as a material witness because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was getting money from corrupt oligarchs. I say tonight to the media, do your job and print his name!”
On the show, before helmer Whoopi Goldberg could even finish introducing the clip, Meghan interrupted with quite a statement.
Then she elaborated:
“He sounds so crazy. Why does he sound so crazy?”
Joy added some legal commentary:
“It’s against the law to reveal the whistle-blower’s identity. And now he’s telling the media to break the law. Why don’t you break the law and then you go to jail, Rand.”
Meghan’s light on that:
“I’m not mad at that.”
In a way I haven’t presently figured out, Whoopi went to Tricky Dick:
“You know what’s really bothering me about all of this, is that had Nixon tried to do this to anyone, we would have had him out, said no, that’s not how the law works. the Constitution doesn’t work — that’s not how the law works.”
And Joy reminisced about the good ol’ days, when some Republicans were above pitiful partisanship:
“You had ethical Republicans in those days.”
Sunny Hostin found Paul’s position disgusting, and she suggested it could be worth a couple decades’ in the Clink:
“Yeah. I’m so disgusted because, you know, if Rand Paul were doing this to a witness and saying this about a witness that I had on one of my cases, I would send an FBI agent to his house and I would have him brought in because that’s witness intimidation, punishable by up to 20 years in prison,” Sunny Hostin added. “I would have him brought in. This person is a whistle-blower. He’s intimidating that witness and encouraging people to break the law. How dare he? He’s a sitting senator. He knows better.”
But perhaps most jarring — or honest — or, at least, clear — was Meghan’s initial interjection.
Whoopi began, “Uh…”
Before the Oscar winner could even get out “Raaand Paul,” McCain threw a knife:
“I hate him!”
Meanwhile, the identity of said whistler remains cloaked. Do you think America has the right to know who started the whole thing? Or, like the Miss Clairol woman’s natural hair color, is it none of our business?
I look forward to finding out in the Comments section below.
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