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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., blocked a resolution that reaffirms the Senate’s support of whistleblower protections.
The move on Wednesday comes after he publicly called for the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry to be named publicly.
The article goes on to state the following:
Senate Democrats asked for unanimous consent to pass a resolution calling on Congress and the Trump administration to protect whistleblowers, including the one who filed a complaint alleging the White House attempted to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating a political rival.
Paul objected to the unanimous consent request, saying, “I support whistleblowers, and I do think that they have a role to play in keeping government accountable. They shouldn’t lose their jobs or be prosecuted for their willingness to speak.”
Paul championed his own bill affirming that statutes do not supersede the sixth amendment and that “the president is afforded the right to understand the nature of the allegations against him — and the right to face his accuser,” according to ABC News.
I just took to the Senate floor with Senator @MazieHirono to demand we pass a resolution to defend whistleblowers.
Because to do otherwise would send a chilling message to future patriots that they risk exposure, retaliation, and retribution.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 6, 2019
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