After Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) claimed President Trump was guilty of “impeachable conduct” because of the contents of the Mueller report over the weekend, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has blasted the Mueller report as the “antithesis of libertarianism.”
“I actually think the libertarian position on the investigation is ― you know, libertarians, we’ve been very, very critical of the intelligence community having too much power, including congressman Amash has said, you know, really you should have to get a warrant before you get an American’s records,” Paul said in an interview with HuffPost on Wednesday.
Paul and his iconic father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, have devoted their entire lives to pushing back against what is known popularly today as the “deep state” ― an unelected permanent bureaucracy that exerts power in the shadows to maintain the continuity of the status quo regardless of the will of the people.
The report issued by FBI spook Robert Mueller and its underlying investigation have set the precedent for unelected bureaucrats to essentially overturn a lawful election if they find the outcome unpalatable. This is not a good outcome for liberty, Paul explains.
“[It is] in abuse of intelligence power consistent with what libertarians have been complaining about for a long time,” Paul said.
Despite the problems Paul outlined about the report, Amash still continues to talk about the document as if it is sacrosanct. He is lobbying fellow Republican Congressmen to study the Mueller report carefully in an attempt to build animus against the President.
“I’ve had people who, after I made my tweets, said, boy, they better review it more carefully now, and they hadn’t really gone through it before,” Amash said.
“When you read Volume Two and see the totality of it, it speaks for itself. So people who are baffled by it, I wonder how carefully they read Volume Two, because it’s there. There’s a difference between skimming the pages and actually reading it and understanding it,” he added.
Despite the incredible overreach that went into Mueller’s investigation, Amash continues to claim that he’s just standing for the Constitution by joining Democrat-led efforts to undermine Trump.
“My job is to defend the Constitution,” he said. “I’m laying out the information I want to lay out, and it’s not about, you know, getting on TV or anything like that. I want to make sure that I’m presenting it in the most clear-cut, sober way possible.”
Amash is already facing two primary challengers next year as Paul distances himself from the former tea party favorite who has now become one of the most toxic figures in GOP politics.