Numeorus scandals have quickly come and gone for the Obama administration, but Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, said the common thread in all of them is that the bureaucracy and the presidency now have too much power.
"I'm starting to think their public relations ploy is to displace one scandal with the other. But really if you say what is the nexus, what brings all, what intertwines all of these scandals, it's really a government that is drunk on power," he said.
"It's a government that has allowed so much power to gravitate to the presidency and as an extension to the bureaucracy," he said.
When he arrived in Washington he said thought he'd be part of writing the laws, Paul recalled. But he quickly realized that bureaucrats are now the ones doing that.
He cited Obamacare, which was a 2,000 page law, pointing out that 20,000 pages of regulations have been added to the bill by bureaucrats.