Paul marks Festivus with airing of grievances, questions how Reid never told him 'about the aliens'

Paul marks Festivus with airing of grievances, questions how Reid never told him 'about the aliens'
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulBooker, Harris have missed most Senate votes Trump vetoes measure ending US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen Bottom line MORE (R-Ky.) on Saturday celebrated Festivus with a series of tweets airing his grievances against various political figures.

The fake holiday, which was the focus of a “Seinfeld” episode, involves airing grievances against those who have been disappointments through the year.

"Good morning, #Festivus celebrants and twitter! Today, I will have an #AiringofGrievances to wish you a #HappyFestivus," Paul tweeted Saturday morning.

He went on to target several people, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE.


He also had a grievance with former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSanders courts GOP voters with 'Medicare for All' plan Glamorization of the filibuster must end Schumer won't rule out killing filibuster MORE (D-Nev.), questioning how the Nevada Democrat never told him "about the aliens."

The grievance appeared to be a reference to a report earlier this month that the Pentagon acknowledged for the first time the existence of a program charged with investigating unidentified flying objects.

According to a New York Times report, the $22 million Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program began in 2007 and was funded primarily at the request of Reid, who has long had an interest in the topic.

He also aired a grievance with Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchHatch warns 'dangerous' idea of court packing could hurt religious liberty Former Democratic aide pleads guilty to doxing GOP senators attending Kavanaugh hearing How do we prevent viral live streaming of New Zealand-style violence? MORE (R-Utah), who joked the previous day that he and his wife were not the 80-something couple arrested for transporting marijuana as gifts for family in Nebraska.

Paul has celebrated Festivus in the past.

He issued a series of tweets airing his grievances last year to celebrate the made-up holiday.