Rand Paul Lambasts “Democrat Plan to Brand Police, Soldiers as White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis"

The Senator for the State of Kentucky Rand Paul criticized attempts by Democrats to label all police officers and military personnel as dangerous racists in a speech on the Senate floor last Friday. The Senator referred to the bill as “insulting,” and said that he had not met any police officer that was “consumed” by “racial rage.” In the end, the bill failed to pass the Senate’s 60-vote by a margin of 47 to 47.

In his speech, Senator Paul was referring to The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, which was thrown out by Republicans in the Senate; the bill requires the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to change how domestic terrorism suspects are surveilled and monitored.

Paul suggested that “This bill should be called by a more accurate name: the Democrat plan to brand our police and soldiers as white supremacists and neo-Nazis.”

He then continued further by stating that “We knew that Democrats despise and want to defund the police, but now, they believe that the police, federal law enforcement, and the U.S. military are full of white supremacists and neo-Nazis?”

Paul also reminded listeners that “Those of us who still care about the Bill of Rights just got done taking down the DHS ‘Ministry of Truth,’ and a day later, Democrats want to create the DHS Thought Police. You couldn’t make it up if you tried. But they don’t stop there.”

Paul said that “The bill creates two other Thought Police offices at the Department of Justice and at the FBI, which seems like a self-defeating choice, since elsewhere in the bill, we are told that federal law enforcement is shot through with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.”

The Senator also claimed that “None of the bill makes sense. It doesn’t make sense because it was a bill that was never intended to become law. It’s a dumb, Washington talking points memo masquerading as legislation.”

He then went on to add “But congressional Democrats have gotten so radical, so extreme, and so out-of-touch with the American people that when they read it, they see something worthwhile.”

Paul finished his speech by saying that “This bill will fail today because the Democrats’ message — hate the police, defund the police, slander the military and police as racists and white supremacists — has been roundly rejected by the American people.”

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