Rand Paul tears into Trump, Cabinet picks in annual 'airing of grievances'

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWatchdog calls for probe into Gohmert 'disregarding public health guidance' on COVID-19 Massie plans to donate plasma after testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans MORE (R-Ky.) took shots at President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE and his incoming administration on Friday as part of his annual "airing of grievances" to celebrate “Festivus.”

The holiday was created on the sitcom “Seinfeld,” and every year the Kentucky senator uses the occasion to launch attacks on Twitter.

He started this year's airing with an image from “Seinfeld” and a declaration that the holiday is real.

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Paul then pivoted to Trump’s picks for his Cabinet, which by most estimates would be the wealthiest in modern history.

 

 

Paul, who leans libertarian, also poked fun at tech billionaire Peter Thiel, an avowed libertarian who is assisting the transition.

 

 

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Paul set his sights on former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, whom he has vowed to oppose in any confirmation hearings for his interventionist views.

 

 

Bolton was reportedly considered for secretary of Stat  before Trump tapped Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson.

Paul also mocked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his 2011 debate gaffe in which he forgot the name of the departments that he wanted to eradicate. One of those was the Department of Energy, which Trump has chosen him to run.

 

 

 

 

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