Rand Paul pushes Libya resolution, decries ‘do-nothing’ Senate

Townhall.com Staff
|
Posted: May 23, 2011 3:00 PM
Rand Paul pushes Libya resolution, decries ‘do-nothing’ Senate
In a contentious interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, freshman Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) expressed frustration at the slow pace of the U.S. Senate, saying that given how little the deliberative body actually accomplishes, he feels sometimes, "like I should return my check".

“We go up week to week, and there's no debate in Congress, no debate in the Senate. We sit idly by," he said.

Paul's frustration stems from the lack of support by Democratic and Republican colleagues for his resolution claiming that U.S. intervention in Libya is "unconstitutional". The Senator has struggled to even bring the resolution to the floor, where it was tabled in a 90-10 vote.