United States Senator Rand Paul made a stop in Hopkinsville Monday to speak with the Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors.
Paul says he feels confident that Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, will be confirmed for the spot and he considers him a good choice.
In regards to the Farm Bill, Paul says he’s been advocating for the removal of the Environmental Protection Agency program called Waters of the U.S., which he says allows that agency to regulate farms in Kentucky, and he wants that ability to be at the local level.
The New York Times recently published an opinion piece written by someone who was allegedly a senior official in the President’s cabinet. Senator Paul has said that lie detector tests could be the way to go in figuring out who it was and he says that person shouldn’t be in the administration any longer.
Paul recently returned from a trip to Russia and he says it’s good to have open communications despite rightful criticisms of that country.
He touched on many topics, including tax cuts, cutting regulations and how he feels that while man-made environmental impact needs to be closely monitored and lowered, he doesn’t think extreme regulations on coal and other items is the way to go.