CNN’s John Avlon accused Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) of flip-flopping on federal relief now that his state has been devastated by natural disaster.
Political observers have pointed out that Paul has a history of publicly opposing relief when other areas of the country were slammed by natural calamities in the past.
Avlon made this the focus of a “Reality Check” segment on Monday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, calling Paul out for opposing relief after Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.
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— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 13, 2021
We must help Kentucky and the other states brutalized by tornadoes this weekend.
However always remember, this is who Rand Paul is when it’s your state hit with a disaster.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) December 12, 2021
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul asked for federal aid for tornado victims, which is “pretty standard,” except for the fact that he “has a long record of opposing federal aid for disaster victims,” including those hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, @JohnAvlon says. #RealityCheck pic.twitter.com/P4cIZ5vrOs
— New Day (@NewDay) December 13, 2021