Paul angrily objected to Peters’s utilization of procedural tactics to protect Democrats on Committee from voting on Republican amendments to the Fire Grants and Safety Act.

One amendment offered by Paul would ban fire departments from receiving federal dollars if they fired employees for refusing the COVID shot. They would regain eligibility if they rehired these firemen and gave them backpay.

Paul also introduced an amendment to prevent the NIH from funding “gain of function” research in China and other labs around the world. ... But Peters thwarted him on both by offering second-degree amendments to Paul’s that completely gutted their content according to the Hill.

Paul then threatened a walkout and later followed through.