Rand Paul Storms Out Of Senate Trial After Roberts Won’t Read His Attempt To Name The Whistleblower

The Washington Post reports:

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday declined to read a question submitted by Sen. Rand Paul, in which the Kentucky Republican sought to name a person who conservative media outlets have alleged is the whistleblower whose anonymous complaint launched the impeachment inquiry.

“The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted,” Roberts said of Paul’s question, which also included the name of a Schiff staffer.

Paul has repeatedly demanded that the media unmask the alleged whistleblower, whose identity is protected by federal law. After Thursday’s ruling, Paul showed no reaction. He stood up, gathered his papers and walked out of the Senate chamber to address reporters.