. . . voting on bills they never read.
Senator Rand Paul gave a scathing rebuke of Senators on Friday voting on bills that they have yet to read. As evidence of what he was saying, he held up a what looked like an entire ream of paper and declared, “For goodness sakes, a six hundred page bill and I got it this morning. Not one member of the Senate will read this bill before we vote on it.”
Just how sure was Paul that no one would read the bill he waved in the air? “We’re going to vote on it in the next thirty minutes,” he declared. He then said that the Senate’s own rules say that bills have to be posted online for at least 48 hours before being voted on and that he and others will object to the vote.
Read his list of evidence.