When Presidential candidate and Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York requested unanimous consent – a move that beats several steps without senators voting separately – on the Senate bill Wednesday to allow for a vote without Pronunciation comes, Paul protested.
"It has long been my feeling that we need to get our massive debt in this country under control – we have a debt of $ 22 trillion, we add about $ 1 trillion a year to debt," he said. "And so new spending that we aim to offset for new programs that run for between 70 and 80 years should be offset by cuts that are less valuable."
Paul was not the only senator who protested unanimously on Wednesday against the bill to pass the bill. Utah Senator Mike Lee "made the wardrobe aware that he was protesting against passing the bill without holding a vote," said Conn's director of communications, Conn Carney, to CNN, requesting a vote to ensure the fund is properly supervised to prevent fraud and abuse, "Carroll added.
Gillibrand said she was" deeply disappointed with Paul's decision. "
Gillibrand became more emotional as he described how first responders" had to use their most precious possessions "to come here", "to be separated from their loved ones" – to run through the halls of the congress, to go office after office, asking that this corporation and government assist them in their greatest plight . "
" We could hand over this bill now, "she added. "But instead, my colleague objected and asked people to keep coming in. Everyone likes to point their fingers at this point, where there's no other place today where he can point with a finger than in this one Chamber."
Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Senate minority, slammed Paul's appeal and said on the ground that he would ask Paul to consider the American tradition that when people "volunteered for the armed forces and risked their lives for our freedom 'We came back and gave them health care.'
I'd like to ask my friend from Kentucky to withdraw his appeal, "Schumer added," I would urge Senator McConnell to put it on the floor now. And we can let these people in the gallery and so many others do what they need to do – help their families, help their friends, and ensure their health is best protected. "
Later Wednesday, Stewart spoke with Fox News, criticizing Paul's objection as "absolutely outrageous." He accused the Senator of "signaling a fiscal responsibility" and blasted Paul's support for the tax cut to increase the deficit.
"Rand Paul presented the avoidance of the $ 1.5 trillion tax cut on tissue paper, which increased our deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars, and now stands at the last minute after 15 years of blood, sweat, and tears Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…1007 & lang = DE To say that it 's all over now, we are now setting the budget for the First Respondent for September 11th "Stewart said credit card," he added, "but somehow, when it comes to the first responders from 9/11 – the cops, the firefighters, the construction workers, the volunteers, the survivors – we all have to go through that."  John Feal, a 9/11 first responder who spoke alongside Stewart, called Paul and Lee
other adversaries "opportunists" and "bottom feeder".
and select when You a conservative, fiscal Wanting to be a hawk is just insulting our intelligence, "said Feal. "And shame on them – they lack humanity, they lack leadership."
In a press conference, Gillibrand invited McConnell to submit the bill to the vote and said, "I urge you to do the right thing" and that she acknowledged his determination to address the bill before the Congress's August break.
"Senator Paul may have turned our backs on our first responders today, but now we have a filibustersafe cross-party support of 73. Sponsors in addition to myself – meaning there are no more excuses for those on the other side," added her.