Ron Paul Shares Stories from the US House of Representatives on the Tulsi Gabbard Show

by | Oct 26, 2022

Ron Paul, in an hour-long Tulsi Gabbard Show interview with host Tulsi Gabbard that aired on Tuesday, shares several stories from his time in the House of Representatives as a Republican from Texas.

Paul left the House in January of 2013, just before Gabbard joined the House as a Democrat from Hawaii.

Stories Paul shares in the interview open a window on the workings of the House. The stories deal with subjects including Paul avoiding hiring employees for his office who had worked elsewhere in the House, a fellow representative voting “yes” on the USA PATRIOT Act despite knowing the right vote was “no,” House members walking up to a desk to see which special interests support and oppose bills up for votes, Paul’s practice of voting against the awarding of Congressional Gold Medals, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Henry Hyde telling Paul in the lead-up to the Iraq War that the US Constitution provision requiring a congressional declaration of war is “anachronistic” and can just be ignored.

Watch the interview here:

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  • Daniel McAdams

    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.