Eleanor Clift accuses Rand Paul of ‘trying to stir a revolt’ against government

cliftSpeaking on the McLaughlin Report this weekend, liberal columnist Eleanor Clift accused Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) of “trying to stir up a revolt against the U.S. government,” an act of treason.

Clift made the astonishing remark right after acknowledging that Paul’s concerns about the administration’s use of drones is a valid one.

At first, she hedged, saying she couldn’t think of a “graceful” way of making her point, but after encouragement from host John McLaughlin, she unloaded.

“It raises questions about what he’s up to. It’s like he’s trying to stir a revolt against the US government,” she said.

So now, according to Clift, Paul’s marathon 13-hour filibuster raising serious constitutional questions is equivalent to stirring up a revolt against the government — an actual act of treason.

Clearly, the country is turning stupid when treason is defined as a U.S. Senator defending the Constitution and the rule of law.

Watch the video for yourself:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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