‘Giddyup!’ Steph Ruhle Grills Rand Paul on Investigating Trump’s Kids in the Same Manner as Hunter Biden


MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle held an interview with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) where she put him under pressure about the standards President Donald Trump and the GOP are using to demand that the Biden family be investigated.

When Ruhle asked Paul on Tuesday if he agrees that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani should be investigated for his actions, the senator turned the conversation toward Hunter Biden, saying the son of former Vice President Joe Biden must also be scrutinized for his work with the Burisma gas company in Ukraine. At that point, Ruhle asked Paul if he thinks that Trump’s family should be similarly investigated for their foreign business dealings.

“Does that mean we should be looking deeper how Jared Kushner’s family got foreign money for 666 5th Avenue? How Ivanka Trump got 13 trademarks from the Chinese government, how she was able to expand her brand since the president took office? I mean, giddyup, let’s do it.”

Paul responded by calling that idea “the politics of self-destruction.”

“Both sides are doing that, nobody really should excuse themselves and say ‘we’re holier than thou and Trump is evil’ instead of saying ‘it looks like there’s been a lot of self-dealings throughout history.’ If we want to go down that route and criminalize politics, we can do it, but…shouldn’t we do it fairly?”

Ruhle continued to grill Paul by asking him if he thinks it’s appropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponents. She also called Paul out for “not answering my question” when he deflected to Hunter Biden again.

“It’s the same question though,” Paul responded.

The interview continued with them going back and forth about whether there’s any actual evidence of wrongdoing from the Bidens, and whether members of the Trump administration can be scrutinized for their own family self-dealings.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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