Rand Paul Reveals the Question Justice Roberts Refused to Read During Impeachment Trial

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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 2:10 PM
Rand Paul Reveals the Question Justice Roberts Refused to Read During Impeachment Trial

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During President Trump's impeachment trial Wednesday night, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul submitted a question for Democrat impeachment managers. More specifically, for Congressman Adam Schiff. Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read it. From The Hill

A source confirmed that Roberts has indicated he would not read a question from Paul regarding the whistleblower at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. 

The question from Paul is expected to name the individual. Because Roberts is responsible for reading the questions that would put him in the position of publicly outing the person on the Senate floor.

Paul indicated to reporters after a closed-door Republican dinner that he was not backing down from trying to ask his question.

“It’s still an ongoing process; it may happen tomorrow,” the libertarian-leaning senator told reporters as he headed back to the Senate chamber.

This morning Paul sent the question again, which Roberts again refused to read.

This prompted Senator Paul to post the question he planned to ask on his twitter page. 

It is unclear if Paul will send the question again, but he did break Senate rules by stepping out to speak with reporters.