Rand Paul Outs Whistleblower On Senate Floor, Blames Justice Roberts For It
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) outed the Ukraine whistleblower on the Senate floor during President Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday, according to Axios.
Paul named the alleged whistleblower in his question and had an accompanying poster that included the name. When Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read the name during the trial, the Kentucky senator blamed him for confirming the whistleblower’s identity.
Paul has been at the forefront of the efforts to name the whistleblower for months, despite the consequences and ethical violations of doing so.
He defended his decision to CNN’s Manu Raju, and argued that he did not single out the alleged whistleblower with his speech on the floor.
“I would say the chief justice did that. By not allowing the question, he’s sort of confirming to the public who it is. I have no idea who it is. I think it’s very important that we know if there was a concerted government plot to bring the president down by a lot of employees,” he said.