- The Washington Times - Friday, December 23, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul zinged President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming administration in his annual Festivus “airing of grievances” inspired by the hit ‘90s sitcom “Seinfeld.”


“New administration is lookin good,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted Friday morning. “Haven’t seen this many billionaires in 1 place since I staked out Bilderbergs w/ Alex Jones. Good times.”


Hello again, I hope everyone is having a Happy Festivus! It’s once again time for my annual #AiringofGrievancespic.twitter.com/pZfRtAUtZN

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2016


“@peterthiel is advising the President Elect. That’s great. But his plan 2 make the Statue of Liberty into a digital stop sign is a bit much,” he joked. “I know I’ve said a lot about @AmbJohnBolton so you’re probably expecting me 2 say something nice for the holidays. Nope. #AiringofGrievances”


Mr. Paul, a former Republican presidential candidate, earlier this month strongly criticized former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and vowed to block his nomination while he was reportedly being considered as Mr. Trump’s secretary of state. The president-elect ended up tapping Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson for the position.


Mr. Paul also poked fun at former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who agreed to be Mr. Trump’s secretary of energy after he vowed in 2011 to abolish the department.


“My favorite Cabinet pick is what’s his name, umm it’s that guy who wanted to eliminate the Dept. of @ENERGY. Hang on I’ll think of it…” the senator tweeted.


“New administration has some great people. But I wanna know who has to tell @realdonaldtrump he can’t build a golf course on the South Lawn?” he added.


Festivus is a secular holiday concocted by George Costanza’s father Frank, played by Jerry Stiller, in the 1997 Christmas episode of “Seinfeld.”


Every year, Mr. Paul takes to Twitter to celebrate the fake holiday’s “airing of grievances” to complain about government waste and spending.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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