Rand Paul Protests Against Wars In Afghanistan, Iraq On Senate Floor

JD Mon, 09/11/2017 - 19:36

GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is silently protesting amendments and procedural votes on the National Defense Authorization Act until the Senate takes up his amendment ending the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) in Iraq and Afghanistan on Monday.

Paul’s silence during the Senate quorum call prevents lawmakers from moving forward, and the Kentucky Republican said he is willing to hold out as long as it takes.

“Tonight, the Senate is attempting to move forward with the Defense Bill. I am seeking an amendment to end the AUMF in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he tweeted. “I will object to all procedural motions and amendments unless and until my amendment is made in order and we vote on these wars.”


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