With a straight face, Republican Tea Party Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) shutdown the government over the deficit issue.
Meanwhile, many on social media reminded the Senator from Kentucky who was beaten by Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2016, that the hypocrisy connected to his tax vote to add $1.5 trillion to the debt makes no sense.
Sen. Paul’s shutdown stunt comes at a rare bipartisan moment in the Senate. It also comes as a reminder that Trump is not ideological and debt and deficit issues aren’t at the top of his list of concerns. This is the second government shutdown in two weeks. The last on was on January 19.
Sen. Paul and his colleagues recently voted to add $1.5 trillion to the debt with tax relief weighted to the wealthiest Americans, no concerns about adding to the debt were heard at that time.
Even Sen. Paul’s GOP colleagues were grumpy over his move to shut the government down. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) told reporters bad behavior would not be rewarded by allowing Sen. Paul a vote on his amendment.