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Senator Rand Paul Refuses To Endorse Trump, Here’s Why


Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky announced he has yet to endorse Trump.

Sen. Paul announced that Trump must first earn his endorsement before he gives his endorsement to the 45th President.

Paul shared, “I think that it’s important that if he wants to get my vote and my support, wants me to be more active in this, that he’s gonna have to be more vocal on things like the lockdowns that I opposed, like the civil liberties abuses that I opposed, like the debt.”

“I’m supportive of Donald Trump. But whether or not I take an active role, endorse, go out and campaign for him is something that’s yet to be determined,” added Paul.

Here’s what the Washinton Examiner reported:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) listed a set of standards former President Donald Trump has to meet before he takes an active role and endorses the presumptive GOP nominee.

“When we have agreed, I’ve been very supportive. When we have disagreed, I’ve also disagreed with him,” Paul said in an interview with Spectrum News.

Before Paul can endorse Trump, the latter needs to be more outspoken on issues the Kentucky senator deems critical, he said.

“I think that it’s important that if he wants to get my vote and my support, wants me to be more active in this, that he’s gonna have to be more vocal on things like the lockdowns that I opposed, like the civil liberties abuses that I opposed, like the debt, which frankly has been bad under Republicans and Democrats,” according to Paul.

“So, I’m looking for a little bit more before I make a final decision.”

Per Spectrum News:

Like every other Kentucky Republican on Capitol Hill, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., criticized the New York criminal case that ended in a guilty verdict for former President Donald Trump.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Spectrum News he has not yet decided whether to endorse former President Donald Trump

Paul posted on social media, “This verdict will tragically undermine Americans’ confidence in impartial justice. A sad day for America.”

Yet unlike Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and most of the commonwealth’s Republican congressmen, Paul said he has not yet decided whether to endorse Trump.

“I think that it’s important that if he wants to get my vote and my support and wants me to be more active in this, that he’s going to have to be more vocal on things like the lockdowns that I opposed, like the civil liberties abuses that I opposed, like the debt, which frankly, has been bad under Republicans and Democrats, so I’m looking for a little bit more before I make a final decision,” he told Spectrum News Tuesday.

 



 

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