Locals were apparently slow on the uptake, but as the Kentucky legislature closed down for Memorial Day weekend, the state’s Republican-controlled Senate slapped down Rand Paul, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate.
The body passed with a sharply worded resolution in support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Suggestions have appeared recently that we retreat from the core values of the protection of equal rights of the citizens of the United States,” says Senate Resolution 31.
Only an “extreme minority of persons in the United States” would support such a move, it says.
The Senate adopted the resolution, which did not name Paul, on a voice vote. Only one senator, Gary Tapp, R-Shelbyville, did not sign onto the resolution, but he did not attend last week’s special legislative session.
Senate President David Williams, the top Republican in Frankfort, said he agreed with the resolution’s language but did not view it as a jab at Paul or a political statement on the U.S. Senate race.
“There’s not very much in this resolution that anyone could disagree with,” Williams said Tuesday.
Paul’s campaign chairman, David Adams, said Tuesday he was aware of the Senate’s resolution but declined to comment on it.
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