Border Bill Was Purposely Hidden From Conservative Commentators: Rand Paul

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said that the bipartisan border deal that was struck down in the Senate on Wednesday was purposely hidden from the public eye in order to minimize any criticism against it.

“From the beginning, I think this has been a ruse,” Paul said while speaking with Fox News host Laura Ingraham Wednesday evening. “It has never really been about the border. That was a token, that was a bone that was gonna be thrown to conservatives.”

“But they were always worried that if conservatives got wind that it was a ruse, that it wasn’t a real border reform, if people like Laura Ingraham or [Sean] Hannity somehow got wind of this, that you would discuss the bill…and that it would be destroyed.”

“So the game all along was to keep this in secret from [Republicans], but also in the secret from anybody that might look at it and might criticize it,” Paul added.

Newsweek reached out via email on Wednesday to Paul’s representatives for comment.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol Building on September 28, 2023 in Washington, DC. Paul said that the Senate’s bipartisan border bill was purposely kept under wraps to prevent conservative…

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