Outspoken GOP Senator Rand Paul publicly praised President Trump’s decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance this week; saying the Obama official “participated in a shredding of constitutional rights.”
Paul’s office released the scathing statement Wednesday afternoon just hours after Trump officially stripped Brennan’s credentials.
“I applaud President Trump for his revoking of John Brennan’s security clearance. I urged the President to do this. I filibustered Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA in 2013, and his behavior in government and out of it demonstrate why he should not be allowed near classified information. He participated in a shredding of constitutional rights, lied to Congress, and has been monetizing and making partisan political use of his clearance since his departure,” says the statement.
Paul advocated for the removal of Brennan’s clearance in July, accusing the former CIA director of “monetizing” his access to top secret material.
Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 23, 2018
Source: Sean Hannity