Duard Rutledge voted for Donald Trump and Rand Paul for the same reason: They’re not afraid of a fight.
That’s why the 66-year-old retired Toyota worker wasn’t worried to see Kentucky’s junior senator getting in the way of the Republican plan to replace Obama’s health care law.
“When you get two thoroughbreds, they are high strung,” he said. “But if you get them headed the right way they can both win the race.”
Paul has been one of the most vocal Senate critics of the GOP plan to replace the federal Affordable Care Act, even before he knew what was in it. Last week, he hauled a copy machine outside of the room where House Republicans were writing the bill and asked for a copy, highlighting the secrecy surrounding the proposal. Since then, he has declared the plan dead, calling it “Obamacare lite.”