Sen. Paul discusses impeachment and Iran with WNKY
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Sen. Rand Paul joined WNKY for a one-on-one interview Wednesday from Washington D.C., the same day articles of impeachment were signed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and sent to the Senate.
While it’s still unknown whether there will be witness testimony in the Senate trial, Paul is open to the hearing from witnesses, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
“If we do have witnesses, we should hear all of them or none of them,” said Paul. “In the House, they only heard the Democrats’ witnesses. No Republican-picked witnesses were allowed. It doesn’t seem like a fair trial when you are accused of a crime and then you’re not allowed to call witnesses. I think Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and the whistle blower should be called because they all have knowledge about the corruption involving Hunter Biden making $50,000 a month from an oligarch in Ukraine that was under investigation.”
On the topic of Iran, Paul told WNKY he disagrees with President Trump’s decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani without first getting congressional approval. Paul is co-sponsoring a resolution in the Senate that would limit the president’s war powers. Paul discussed the conversation he had with the president in the days following Soleimani’s death.
“We had a good, frank conversation,” said Paul. “On this, we have a disagreement. This is true of most presidents. Most presidents believe they have the power to do pretty much what they want whether they are Republican or Democrat. We haven’t had enough people in congress stand up to the congressional right that was given in the Constitution. We had a debate over that, but in the end, we both agree we don’t want a big war. In fact, I think the president has been very good in practicing restraint.”