Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is known for roasting lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for out-of-control spending, has released a “Twas the Night Before Christmas” parody video blasting the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package and those who support it.
“’Twas the week before Christmas, and through the Senate and House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The earmarks were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there,” the Kentucky senator says in the video while standing in front of a Christmas tree.
“The senators were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of pork danced in their heads,” Paul added. “No budget was found, just mischief and debt. While the taxpayers hung their poor heads and wept.”
The Kentucky Republican specifically called out Democrats like President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — as well as a leader of his own party, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — comparing all of them to Santa’s reindeer.
“Now, McConnell! Now, Schumer! Now, Pelosi and Vixen! On Biden! On Stupid! On Dumber and Blitzen! To debt! To bankruptcy! To free money for all! Now dash, dash away, more cash for all!” Paul said in the video.
“This spending season, instead of naughty and nice, Santa brought everyone something regardless of price,” he continued.
He went on to cite the massive taxpayer funding of the war in Ukraine included in the omnibus bill.
“And don’t forget a delicious candy cane, sweet with $40 billion to tide over Ukraine. Because of the climate, it’s not PC to leave coal. No one seems to care, because we’re trillions in the hole,” Paul said.
“Don’t worry about leaving the budget a mess. Democrats have given you 87,000 agents of the IRS,” he added.
“But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, ‘Happy bankruptcy to all, and to all a good night,’” Paul concluded.
🎄 I wrote and performed my own scary version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 🎄 Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/IHI0uNyW0N
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 20, 2022
The Kentucky Republican has never been afraid of calling out members of his own party for supporting massive spending, or for their refusal to push back against the Democrats’ spending policies.
In a recent interview, Paul stated: “Republicans are emasculated. They have no power. And they are unwilling to gain the power back.”
Rand Paul torches ‘emasculated’ Republicans willing to cede power to Dems with massive omnibus https://t.co/xjxzunvzdK pic.twitter.com/FY9inc83a8
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 16, 2022