Must Watch: Rand Paul Fighting Obama/Boehner Debt Deal Goes Viral With Mike...

Must Watch: Rand Paul Fighting Obama/Boehner Debt Deal Goes Viral With Mike Lee’s Support

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Senator Mike Lee’s support of Rand Paul’s battle over the Obama/Boehner debt deal has gone “viral” after Lee praised Paul’s defense of Social Security during a speech from the 2016 GOP Presidential hopeful on the Senate floor.

Paul led the effort against the Obama/Boehner debt ceiling deal earlier this week, blasting the removal of money from the Social Security trust fund to shift to other areas.  Lee’s post, which features comments from Lee as well as video of Paul, has grabbed over 13 million views.

“I would like to thank Senator Rand Paul for leading the fight to protect to Social Security from the thieves in Washington, who seem to think that if they steal from the American people at night while they are sleeping that they will get away with it,” Lee said. “I was proud to vote with Senator Paul on his point of order that would have protected Social Security, and I ask you to help me shine a light on what Washington has tried to hide from you in the darkness of night.”

Here is Senator Lee’s full statement:

“This is how it happens.

Last night while you were sleeping the Senate voted to steal $150 billion dollars from the Social Security Trust Fund. I joined 34 of my colleagues in a vote to prevent this raid. I would like to thank Senator Rand Paul for leading the fight to protect to Social Security from the thieves in Washington, who seem to think that if they steal from the American people at night while they are sleeping that they will get away with it. I was proud to vote with Senator Paul on his point of order that would have protected Social Security, and I ask you to help me shine a light on what Washington has tried to hide from you in the darkness of night.

If everyone who sees this message shares it, it will reach millions of Americans. As someone who has been fighting for years to reform our broken government in Washington, I know it is exhausting, I sympathize with your frustration, and I understand your impatience. But don’t give up. Washington wants you to give up.

Just remember, a vote to raid social security in the middle of the night in a desperate attempt to perpetuate an unsustainable spending addiction isn’t a sign of strength. It is a sign of weakness.”

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