Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., appeared on the Senate floor on Tuesday to read aloud the question he tried — but failed — to ask during President Trump’s impeachment trial last week when it was blocked by Chief Justice John Roberts.
The question made reference to two individuals, including one person who has been reported to be the whistleblower who filed a complaint about Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Fox News has not confirmed the identity of the whistleblower.
“Now, during the proceedings, I asked a question that was disallowed, and I’m going to ask that question again this morning, because the Constitution does protect debate and does protect the asking of questions,” the libertarian-leaning senator said. “I think they made a big mistake not allowing my question. My question did not talk about anybody who is a whistleblower. My question did not accuse anybody of being a whistleblower.”