Sen. Rand Paul storms out of Senate to tweet after Chief Justice John Roberts declines to read his question a second time
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stopped watching the Senate trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday after Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read his question about a government whistleblower.
Paul first attempted to ask a question about the whistleblower at the center of the Ukraine scandal on Wednesday and was rebuffed by the chief justice.
On Thursday, he vowed to “insist” that his question be asked.
But Roberts once again shot down the request.
Paul was quickly seen leaving the Senate floor and soon was tweeting.
My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council a… https://t.co/WHDG0RmwKK— Senator Rand Paul (@Senator Rand Paul) 1580408383.0
NEW: "The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted," Chief Justice John Roberts said after Sen.… https://t.co/ERZGZSeFl4— World News Tonight (@World News Tonight) 1580408987.0
Ironically, Chief Justice Roberts has more constitutionally-vested authority to "strike down" a senator's question… https://t.co/nWNDtUteqU— Daniel Horowitz (@Daniel Horowitz) 1580408292.0
Chief Justice Roberts just proved he is not a potted plant. He correctly used his authority to not out the whistle… https://t.co/KuKdAWtmE0— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart) 1580408303.0
Chief Justice Roberts says he declines to read the question from @RandPaul "as submitted." Paul had said he intende… https://t.co/9lbrUK48Fx— Margaret Brennan (@Margaret Brennan) 1580408273.0