Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) asked the crowd he was speaking to last weekend, “Does anybody have a favorite hashtag?” While one excited onlooker yelled “#LibertyIsRising”, Massie went on to say “My favorite is #StandWithRand. Can we get that going?” The crowd, pleased to oblige, energetically shouts “Stand With Rand!” for several iterations before Kentucky’s fourth district Congressman continued.
“Senator Paul is somebody I agree with about 95% of the time, and he’s got a spine, and he’s never sold out,” Massie said of the libertarian-leaning Dr. Rand Paul. “He’s the same guy he was six years ago, when he told us what he was gonna do when he got to Washington.” “Who knew,” he continued, “we’d be thirty-six hours away from the PATRIOT Act expiring?” The crowd erupted with applause and cheers for the end of the NSA’s bulk metadata collection program.
Massie went on to compare Washington, D.C. to professional wrestling – “the fights are scripted, the speeches are scripted, the debates are scripted, the reading, everything!” He goes on to ask, “So what happens when an MMA fighter,” he motions to Paul, “walks in the ring with a bunch of posers?”
He proposes a result we may very well see mirrored in the upcoming Presidential race. “They get their butts kicked!”
At the end of his 7-minute speech, Congressman Massie proudly announces his endorsement for Dr. Rand Paul, and the crowd works into a chant of “President Paul! President Paul!” as Rand takes the stage.
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