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Response from Senator Paul

February 14, 2021

Dear Mr. Bear,

           Thank you for contacting me regarding the 2020 election, Congress’s vote to certify the election, and the attack at the capitol. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the issue.  

          When I was sworn into office, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States that is why I voted in favor of certifying the election results. Under the Constitution, Congress is tasked with certifying the electors that the states send to them. A vote against certifying the election is a vote in favor of overturning the election. The founding fathers never intended for Congress to be able to overturn state certified elections. Voting to overturn state-certified elections would be the opposite of what states’ rights Republicans have always advocated for.  

          My oath to the Constitution doesn’t allow me to disobey the law. I cannot vote to overturn the verdict of the states. Such a vote would be to overturn everything held dear by those of us who support the rights of states in this great system of federalism bequeathed to us by our founders. The electoral college was created to devolve the power of selecting presidential electors to the states. The electoral college is, without question, an inseparable friend to those who believe that every American across our vast country deserves to be heard. 

          Again, thank you for contacting me. It is an honor and privilege to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the United States Senate, and I hope you will continue to share your views with me.  

 Sincerely,

Rand Paul, M.D.
United States Senator
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3 Comments

  1. Old NFO

     /  February 15, 2021

    Interesting response.

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  2. Brian Woods

     /  February 15, 2021

    My oath to the Constitution doesn’t allow me to disobey the law.

    Then why did he spend 5+ days in a sham impeachment trial?

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  3. CorporalWlash'sGhost

     /  February 16, 2021

    I got the same response from the Senator.

    Fact is he is full of it. The vote was not overturn the States certification, that would be illegal, we asked him to vote that the States broke the law and therefore their votes could NOT BE CERTIFIED LEGALLY!

    It is the same damn crap Pence pulled, re-wording the question to make himself look noble. BULL CRAP. This in fact has been done legally before and they both know it!

    Paul blew it. I already told him, it is a cold day in hell before I vote for him again!

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