Rand Paul had this Fox News RINO punchdrunk after the Senator completely dismantled his verifiable lies

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Rand Paul has never been afraid to speak the truth regardless of whose feathers it may ruffle.

He’s done more to protect freedom, liberty, and the Constitution than any other politician in Washington, D.C. today, and barring a select few exceptions it’s not even remotely close.

And now Rand Paul had this Fox News RINO punchdrunk after the Senator completely dismantled his verifiable lies.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently sparred with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade as Paul strongly expressed his opposition to legislation that could lead to a ban on the social media platform TikTok, and potentially others as well.

The heated exchange came after the U.S. House passed a bill requiring TikTok to revamp its ownership structure over fears that its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, is sharing information about users with the Communist Chinese government.

Failure to change ownership could mean a total ban

Failure to make the ownership changes could trigger a ban on the app in the United States.

The bill, which passed in the House by a lopsided margin, is now headed to the Senate, where it faces an uphill battle.

And true to his track record as a true, small government conservative, and defender of the Constitution, Senator Paul is one of the leading voices against the ruling class elites’ anti-free speech ban.

Americans “choose to use TikTok to express themselves,” Paul told The Washington Post. “I don’t think Congress should be trying to take away the First Amendment rights of [170] million Americans.”

“I think when you’re alleged of a crime, you have to be convicted of it, so you can’t really take someone’s property in our country without a conviction,” Paul said.

“We can like or dislike TikTok — I’ve actually never looked at TikTok — but the thing is, using it or not using it, whether you own it or not own it, really has to be according to the law because there’s a real danger,” he said, while rightly pointing out that giving the ruling class elites the power to ban one social media platform is a slippery slope that would inevitably lead to them attempting to ban others, or even media outlets like Fox News.

Paul also pointed out that the issue with TikTok’s ownership is that “the company’s owned 60 percent by international investors, 20 percent by the two Chinese software engineers who developed it — the entrepreneurs who began the business — and 20 percent by their employees, 7,000 of whom are Americans.”

TikTok is NOT owned by Communist China despite the ruling class’ narrative

“It’s not owned by the Chinese government,” Paul accurately stated. “Like every other international corporation, they deserve their day in court — you can’t just take their property.”

Of course, considering the fact that Senator Paul was dismantling the narrative pushed by the ruling class establishment with facts, Kilmeade jumped in to reiterate the elites’ narrative despite the fact that it’s verifiably false.

Paul ultimately accused Kilmeade of “making allegations against a company owned by Americans and you have to prove it in court.”

“ByteDance is owned by China,” Kilmeade said, repeating the establishment’s talking points.

“No, it’s not,” Paul shot back. “See, that’s a lie, and you’re defaming the country — you’re defaming the company.”

The two then started talking over each other again as Kilmeade asked Paul who owned and controlled TikTok’s algorithm.

“TikTok,” Kilmeade again claimed, proving that he’s only capable of repeating talking points rather than doing his own homework and actually engaging in critical thinking. “And who owns TikTok? ByteDance? And who owns ByteDance? The Chinese government.”

But Paul refused to let Kilmeade slide on his false statements.

“No, they don’t,” Paul replied. “See, you’ve just told a lie, Brian. You can’t say on TV something that’s a lie about a company. That is an out-and-out lie, and it’s provably false.”

“You’re comfortable with TikTok influencing America,” Kilmeade whined.

“I’m comfortable with the Constitution,” the Senator rightly replied. “You cannot take people’s property without due process.” 

As always, Senator Rand Paul remains one of the lone politicians in Washington, D.C. who is actually standing up for the Constitution, limited government, the rule of law, and liberty.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.