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There are a small group of extreme agitators who hate Rand Paul. They just want to attack him, no matter the facts. Rand Paul never voted for Iran sanctions. In the last vote, he was outvoted 90-1. In an earlier vote, he got the sanctions watered down and then abstained on the final vote. Getting the sanctions watered down is actually better than just voting against it. Rand had a clause inserted into the sanctions that said that a violation of sanctions by Iran or Syria could not be construed as a reason for offensive military operations unless there was a separate vote authoring it by congress. This is especially important as the war against Iraq was declared by Bush because Saddam violated sanctions.

What Rand is doing is something that Ron Paul never did; getting bad bills watered down so they are not as bad. What Rand is doing is a lot harder to so than to simply vote against everything.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.