Rand: I’ll Look Into Whether The Military Is Planning To Takeover The Southwest

Fotografía de archivo del 21 de noviembre de 2014 muestra al senador republicano Rand Paul, en Highland Heights, Kentucky. (Foto AP/Timothy D. Easley, archivo)
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in a recent interview that he’d “look at” a planned U.S. military training exercise that conspiracy theorists believe may be a cover for the implementation of martial law.

Des Moines, Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson asked the Republican presidential candidate in an April 21 interview whether he was up to speed on the training exercise dubbed “Jade Helm” that’s scheduled to take place in several southwestern states.

“You know I’ve gotten a few questions about it on the road and I really don’t—” Paul responded. “I’m not sure about exactly what is going on with that.”

“It’s making some people nervous, but it doesn’t take much to make people nervous nowadays,” Mickelson said. “If you get a chance to, I’d like to know what the rest of the story is on that.”

“We’ll look at that also,” Paul assured him.

A spokesman for Paul did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TPM on Thursday.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor the exercise when it happens in order to ensure “that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”

h/t Right Wing Watch

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  1. Rand, you are so full of it…

  2. Los campesinos sureños de Texas, diríjase por favor a la base militar más cercana en la que debe entregar sus armas de fuego y de intercambiar su moneda de los Estados Unidos para Ameros .

  3. I really hope the White House calls out Rand Paul for this bit of Teabagger idiocy. This is skating dangerously close to treason (as though Rand Paul isn’t a treasonous motherfucker in the first place. Besides, of course, being a goddamned loon).

  4. Keep government troops out of our country!! USA! USA!! USA!!!

  5. “I’ll look into it.” That’s his response to a tin foil conspiracy question? Now that’s some Presidential timber on display right there!

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