Bernie Sanders sponsored to pass a bill that would condemn Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. The bill needed unanimous consent from the senate, and so it only took one senator to block the bill. Rand Paul blocked it and crushed Bernie Sanders for his “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
“The Congress must make it clear that we accept the assessment of our intelligence community with regard to Russian election interfering in our country and in other democracies,” said Sanders in a speech to the senate. This was clearly a partisan bill made to delegitimize Trump’s presidency. Rand Paul had the perfect response.
“Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate! The hatred for the President is so intense that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance. Does anybody remember that Ronald Reagan sat down with Gorbachev and we lessened the nuclear tensions? We need to still have those openings,” explained Paul in a speech countering Bernie Sanders.
“Nobody is saying or excusing Russia meddling in our elections, absolutely, we should protect the integrity of our elections. But simply bringing the hatred of the president to the Senate floor, in order to say we’re done with diplomacy, we’re going to add more sanctions and more sanctions,” said Paul.
“You know what? I would rather that we still have more open channels of discussion with the Russians,” said Paul. Check out the video below.
Sen. @RandPaul: "Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate. The hatred for the President is so intense that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance."
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 19, 2018