"Bill is not my best advocate....he is consistently not. But I would say that he misunderstands the situation....I believe that he is wrong in the analysis that it would have passed without the defunding [of sanctuary cities]....Some, like Bill, have said it's just a waste of time, it's just a show vote....So I think he [O'Reilly] has a unique analysis saying it would have passed if defunding were left off of it. I have heard no one else saying that so I think it wasn't passing no matter how you put it forward..."
--Senator Rand Paul responding to Bill O'Reilly saying republicans doomed Kate's Law by attaching it to defunding sanctuary cities
2016 GOP Presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R ) Kentucky, joined Kilmeade & friends to discuss Kate's Law not passing in the Senate, why he disagrees with Bill O'Reilly who said allowing a vote on Kate's Law knowing it wouldn't pass shows why Paul can't be president. Plus, Paul talks about his new book, "Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders" & his live streaming response to a question asking if he was still running for president, when he said "I don't know, I wouldn't be doing this dumbass livestreaming if I weren't. Yes, I still am running for president. Get over it."
Rand Paul responds to Bill O'Reilly's comments against the Senate for not passing Kate's law
O'Reilly: "Foolishly, instead of voting straight up on Kate's law the Senate put both pieces of legislation together. Everybody knew that would doom the vote. Everybody knew it. Yet the Republican leadership did it anyway. That's what makes Americans furious with the political system in Washington. On Gretchen Carlson's show today Sen Rand Paul actually tried to justify the situation, which is just another reason Paul will never be president of the United States."
Kilmeade: "Your reaction senator?"
Paul: (chuckling) "Bill is not my best advocate. I would say, he is consistently not. But I would say that he misunderstands the situation. There was no way the president was signing any legislation on sanctuary cities and he also didn't state for his audience very clearly that I have been the leading proponent of ending funding to any sanctuary cities and for passing this. I believe that he is wrong in the analysis that it would have passed without the defunding. I don't think it was passing the senate in any way, shape or form, with our without the defunding. Some, like Bill, have said it's just a waste of time, it's just a show vote. You know people also criticized, I had a vote to defund Planned Parenthood that failed and I had to fight tooth and nail to get that vote and people said 'its just a show vote, it's just a show vote.' Sometimes you get a vote in order to put people on a record even when you know you are going to lose and that vote does become important in the next election cycle as we talk about what positions senators took on things. So, we weren't going to win Kate's Law any way you look at it but I am a supporter of defunding and getting rid of sanctuary cities and I think they should have to obey the law."
Why not give Kate's Law the best chance to pass the senate and build on that regardless of what President Obama would do?
"I guess I am unaware of anybody saying that it would have passed. So I think he [O'Reilly] has a unique analysis saying it would have passed if defunding were left off of it. I have heard no one else saying that so I think it wasn't passing no matter how you put it forward and so I don't know, I think it's just a misguided analysis and it mistakes the thing and tries to create enemies where there not enemies. I am one of the ones who has actually introduced individual legislation to end sanctuary cities so, to confuse the audience and try to say 'oh well, Rand Paul is not strong enough against sanctuary cities', it really does a disservice to those of us that have been fighting this issue."