Saturday, July 21, 2012

VP Watch: Rand Paul vows to slash aid to Pakistan in support of jailed doctor

Sen. Rand Paul says he wants immediate answers on the fate of the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Usama bin Laden, or else he's prepared to force a floor vote next week to cut off Pakistan's aid.

The Kentucky Republican had been waiting this week to see what happened at a scheduled appeals hearing for Dr. Shakil Afridi in Pakistan before moving forward. But it's unclear where that case stands. Paul took to the floor Thursday claiming the trial has been "indefinitely delayed." Yet a brief article in Pakistan's The News International on Friday said the hearing has been moved to Aug. 30.
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