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Ilhan Omar Points Out Rand Paul's Hypocrisy After He Asks Biden for Federal Disaster Aid for Kentucky
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This past weekend, a wave of tornadoes with winds over 150 miles per hour pummeled the state of Kentucky, killing dozens of people and destroying untold amounts of property.

One of the state's Republican Senators, Rand Paul, rightly called on President Joe Biden and the federal government to deliver aid to the state to offset the damage.

Paul attached his letter to Biden, which read in part:

"The Governor of the Commonwealth has requested federal assistance this morning and certainly further requests will be coming in as the situation is assessed. I fully support those requests and ask that you move expeditiously to approve the appropriate resources for our state."

It's certainly true that Kentucky needs relief, but what seemed out of place for social media users was Paul's support of distributing federal aid to territories after they've suffered natural disasters—something he's spoken out wholeheartedly against.

In 2017, Paul spoke on the Senate floor against a disaster relief bill providing funds for Puerto Rico, Florida, California and other states grappling with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as well as devastating wildfires.

Paul said of the bill:

"People here will say they have great compassion and they want to help the people of Puerto Rico and the people of Florida, but notice they have great compassion with someone else’s money"

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota gently pointed out Paul's hypocrisy.

Social media users shared the sentiment.

Omar was far from the only one to call out the hypocrisy.

The Red Cross is currently taking donations for tornado relief at this website.