BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spent time Thursday morning with WBKO News to discuss a variety of national topics and current events.
On Wednesday, the US House voted to create a bipartisan commission to further investigate the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul aligns himself with Senator Mitch McConnell’s opinion and says it is not necessary.
“We know this is probably one of the most important police investigations we have ever had in our country. Hundreds of people have been charged, ”said Paul.
Additionally, Paul said the commission came from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for political purposes.
“I think this investigation is ongoing. I am not for the commission because I think the commission is created by Nancy Pelosi only for political purposes, ”said Paul. “She thinks it’s a field day for her to attack Republicans. And I think this is a mistake.
Meanwhile, Pelosi says she doesn’t understand why Republicans specifically think the commission is unnecessary.
“Many Republicans have courageously resisted, shall we say, the assault on our democracy that has unfolded,” said Representative Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House (D-CA).
Regarding the Middle East, Paul says that Israel has the right to defend itself in the face of the ongoing conflict.
“I think when you live in a certain place, it’s your decision as a sovereign nation to understand that, and also to stand up for yourself,” Paul said.
Paul did not necessarily take sides in determining who is right or wrong among the Israelis and the Palestinians.
“The ins and outs of who is right and who is wrong and what should happen, I think is something that people on the ground who have lived there need to understand and it is not really the job of states. -United to understand and be in the middle, ”said Paul.
Amid calls to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is new hope for a ceasefire agreement. Israeli and Hamas officials confirmed a ceasefire agreement that is expected to come into effect on Friday morning.
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