According to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), it’s completely acceptable to investigate Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, but Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — both of whom work as advisers in the Trump administration — should be left alone.
During an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday morning, Paul started his interview by declaring:
“If you want to be fair investigate Hunter Biden’s economic dealing in the Ukraine.”
That led host Stephanie Ruhle to ask:
“Does that mean we should be looking deeper into how Jared Kushner’s family got foreign money for 666 Fifth Avenue. How Ivanka Trump got 13 trademarks from the Chinese government, how she was able to expand her brand since she took office? I mean, giddyap, let’s do it.”
After stammering for a second, Senator Paul then proved what an incredible hypocrite and Trump toady he is by commenting:
“If, if, you want to go, if, if we want to go, yeah, if we want to go, if we want to go down the road of the politics of self destruction of everybody, criminalize all politicians on both sides of the aisle, go after their family, yes, we could do that.”
So what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander if the gander just happens to be a Republican and a member of the Trump administration?
Let’s consider for a moment what we know about Jared and Ivanka:
- Jared Kushner received funding for his building at 666 Fifth Avenue from Qatar, even though he’s a point man in the White House for issues related to the Middle East.
- Ivanka Trump has so far gotten 13 patents from China. The first of those patents came the very same day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.
The watchdog group CREW recently had this to say about Ivanka’s Chinese trademarks:
“The newest Chinese trademarks cover fashion items including handbags, shoes, wedding dresses, and jewelry. The trademarks also cover items including nursing homes, sausage casing, and voting machines.”
Voting machines? Hmm…interesting. Is Ivanka going to sell those in the U.S. so her daddy can try to steal another election?
Rand Paul and other Trump defenders are hypocrites of the highest order. They prove it anytime they open their mouths.
RAND PAUL: If we’re going to investigate Giuliani, then we should investigate Hunter Biden.@SRuhle: Does that mean we should investigate how Kushner’s family got foreign money? Ivanka’s Chinese trademarks?
RP: If we want to go down the road of self-destruction, we can do that. pic.twitter.com/4jqvRepoms
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 15, 2019
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