Rand Paul: 'The Bidens Are as Corrupt as the Day is Long'
Republican senator blasts former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has blasted former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, declaring their family is "as corrupt as the day is long."
Speaking Thursday, on the heels of Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, Senator Paul was arguing the case for the president's defense to be allowed to call witnesses.
Paul cited allegations that have been made Biden, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and his son Hunter.
It isn't a leap to connect the Bidens to potential corruption in Ukraine, a concern of Presdient Trump, according to the Kentucky Republican lawmaker.
“It goes to the heart of the matter,” Paul told Fox News.
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“If the president is being accused of withholding foreign aid, and his argument is, ‘Well, we were studying corruption, and we wanted to know about corruption in Ukraine,’ and I think the Bidens are as corrupt as the day is long," Paul continues.
"No young man who is the son of a politician gets $50,000 a month who has no experience, working for a Ukrainian oligarch. You know, for goodness sakes — it smells to high heaven.
"It smells like corruption.
"And every day on the mainstream media, they say, ‘Oh, there’s no there there. This has been investigated. There is no corruption.’
"I think the American people don’t buy it. Here’s the thing: Fair is fair.
"If they’re going to put the president through this, they’re going to have to have witnesses on both sides.”
Paul went on to say he was concerned over the possibility that witnesses chosen by Democrats would be allowed to participate, but not Republican witnesses.
Elsewhere on Thursday, Paul took to social media to shred anti-Trump Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Senator Paul trolled leading pro-impeachment Democrat Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with a hilarious post on Twitter.
“An anonymous ‘whistleblower’ informs us that this was found in a hotel room that [Rep. Adam Schiff] recently check out of. Hmmm…,” Paul captioned a photo of mock a note.
“Things to do,” the fake Schiff note reads, “Remember to tap Devin Nunes phone.”
An anonymous “whistleblower” informs us that this was found in a hotel room that @RepAdamSchiff recently check out of. Hmmm... pic.twitter.com/hk3ni4G7ms— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 16, 2020
In early December, Fox News reported that the House Intelligence Committee “released a report on the impeachment inquiry which included records of calls from Nunes, presidential lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, journalist John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, a Giuliani connection Lev Parnas, and other White House associates.”
Schiff reportedly subpoenaed both AT&T and Verizon for the information.