Rand Paul Is One of America's Most Controversial Senators: Here's Why

#7. Who Is Rand Paul?

Rand Paul is one of the most controversial and outspoken Senators in Congress, yet he insist he is a moderate thinker in a government run by extremists. Love him or hate him, Rand Paul is admittedly a unique voice in today’s volatile world of national politics. Take a look at these six things you may not have known about Rand Paul: 1) The Republican Party Hates Him – According to MSNBC, “Paul’s fellow Republicans can’t stand him.” (1). Without question, if Paul disagrees with bills and policy the Republicans mean to pass, he refuses to tow the party line. He has shown that he is willing to not only disagree with, but attack the party´s biggest names without hesitation nor refrain.

For example, following Arizona Republican John McCain´s staunch advocacy of the National Defense Authorization Act of California — and more importantly, the stripping of an amendment proposed by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein´s — his rebuke to the Senate´s passing of the bill was unabashed. The amendment was designed to protect the citizens of the United States U.S. Citizens from the loss of habeas corpus. Paul´s response:

“The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional.”

While critics of Paul have suggested he is fallible in a variety of ways, no one has ever said he is sycophant. There are some more recent examples of Rand Paul and the Republican party here as well.