#ArrestRandPaul trends on Twitter after Paul Receives Backlash From Public

Olivia Witulski, Writer

#ArrestRandPaul has been trending on Twitter because he walked out over an impeachment question. Paul walked out of the impeachment hearing today after Chief Justice Roberts refused to read his question. He read his own question to reporters, and outed the whistleblower, apparently without any evidence. People are calling for his arrest for walking out of the impeachment and for accusing someone of being the whistleblower simply on a hunch. 

“I definitely think he should be arrested. What do we have law for if we aren’t going to act on it?” said Owen Rucins ‘24.

The whistleblower’s name has not been publicly revealed yet to protect him. The public is furious that Paul has revealed the name of who he thinks is the whistleblower because the whistleblower could face serious circumstances. They claim he has violated the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 protects whoever it is under the law, but public officials can easily get around that.