Senator Rand, son of Ron, said he would introduce an amendment to lift sanctions on Russia if Russia lifts their sanctions on Americans.
He did exactly that yesterday, but to say that his amendment went down in flames kind of feels like an understatement.
Aside from Rand himself, literally no one voted for his amendment.
An aide said Paul was the only lawmaker to vote for his amendment, which would scrap U.S. sanctions on members of the Russian Federal Assembly if Moscow agrees to lift its sanctions on American lawmakers. The 20 other senators on the foreign relations panel voted against it. The Daily Beast first reported that Paul would be introducing the amendment. [...]
When asked whether he thought Paul’s trip to Russia had anything to do with the amendment, [Senator Bob Corker] demurred: “I don’t know, but obviously it was not a very convincing amendment.”
Usually you only see this kind of ratio when renaming a post office. And Rand Paul would be the one who votes against renaming it.