Rand Paul: Basing impeachment push on this is a 'big mistake'
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul accuses Adam Schiff of abuse of power, predicting that no Republican in Congress will support Dems' 'partisan' impeachment push. #YourWorld #FoxNews
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explains why he is holding up popular bipartisan legislation to make lynching a federal crime. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) take to the floor to respond. "No amount of money -- not all the money in China -- will save us from ourselves. Our only hope of rescuing this great country is to reopen the economy."
On the floor of the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul demanded that the economy be reopened. Dr. Anthony Fauci responded Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) statement that it would be "kind of ridiculous" to make nation-wide decisions for reopening the country, especially to suggest that children be kept out of school in the fall by saying we should be careful not to think that children are completely immune to Covid-19 and addressed Paul saying Dr. Fauci didn't have the final word on if states should reopen.
#Fauci #CNN #Coronavirus Anthony Fauci bluntly told Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday that he has never put himself up as the definitive authority on the coronavirus pandemic.
"I have never made myself out to be the end all and only voice in this. I'm a scientist, a physician and a public health official. I give advice according to the best scientific evidence," Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Senate hearing about the coronavirus pandemic.
Fauci pushed back on Paul's comments that scientists should "have a little bit of humility" because they do not know what's best for the economy.
"As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don't think you're the end all. I don't think you're the one person that gets to make a decision," Paul said. "We can listen to your advice, but there are people on the other side saying there's not going to be a surge, that we can safely reopen the economy, and the facts will bear this out."
Fauci responded that he doesn't give economic advice.
"I don't give advice about anything other than public health," Fauci said.
LAID OUT IN THE HOUSE AND A TRADE DEAL SUDDENLY EXPLORED WITHIN HOURS. YOUR THOUGHTS? >> I THINK ONE OF THE ARTICLES BEING ABUSE OF POWER, WHEN I LOOK AT THE PROCEEDINGS, I SEE IT I GUESS IN A MUCH DIFFERENT LIGHT. I SEE A GREAT DEAL OF ABUSE OF POWER FROM SOMEONE LIKE ADAM SCHIFF WHO USES SUBPOENA POWER TOGETHER PHONE RECORDS OF A JOURNALIST AND PHONE RECORDS OF US HAVE DONE MY FELLOW CONGRESSMEN. THAT TO ME SMACKS OF ABUSIVE POWERS I THINK IT'S IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER AND HE LOOKS VERY PARTISAN IN THE SENSE THAT THERE IS NO CROSS OVER AND THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT REPUBLICAN, IN FACT, I DON'T THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY REPUBLICAN SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE OR THE SENATE FOR THIS IMPEACHMENT. >> Neil: SO IT IF IT GETS TO A TRIAL IN THE SENATE, YOU DON'T SEE ANY REPUBLICANS SUPPORTING IMPEACHMENT? >> I THINK IT'S UNLIKELY. THINK ABOUT IT THIS WAY. THEY ARE ARGUING THAT HE DAMAGED NATIONAL SECURITY BY WITHHOLDING FOREIGN AID. WELL, THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE ME AND THE PRESIDENT WHO HAVE ARGUED THAT PHILOSOPHICALLY FOREIGN AID DOESN'T MAKE US STRONGER, IT MAKES US FURTHER IN DEBT AND ACTUALLY MAKES US WEAKER SO THAT'S A POLITICAL ARGUMENT GRADE YOU CAN DISAGREE WITH ME BUT YOU CAN IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE DOUBTS THAT FOREIGN AID IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR US AND HE THINKS THE EUROPEANS OUGHT TO PAY MORE. THAT'S A POSITION.