Rand Paul is the junior U.S. senator from Kentucky and a 2016 Republican presidential candidate. He is a right-wing conservative.
Rand Paul’s Conspiracy Connections
Rand Paul Said He Would “Look At” Conspiracy About U.S. Military Invasion Of Texas. “Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in a recent interview that he’d “look at” a planned U.S. military training exercise that conspiracy theorists believe may be a cover for the implementation of martial law.” [Talking Points Memo, 4/30/15]
Rand Paul’s Views On Race
Rand Paul Opposed Public Accommodations Section Of The Civil Rights Act. In a 2010 interview Paul said, “I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership.” [Washington Post, 4/10/13]
Rand Paul Opposed Renewing The Voting Rights Act Because “We Have An African-American President.” Paul said, “We have an African-American president. African-Americans are voting at a higher percentage in the last election than whites. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of systemic problem like there was in the South with precluding blacks from voting. So we’re at a point in time in our history where the color of your skin should not be taken into account with voting.” [Newsmax TV, 6/25/13]
Rand Paul Blamed Baltimore Protests On A “Lack Of Fathers.” “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spoke out on the protests surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, linking the violence to a “lack of fathers” in an interview with right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday.” [Huffington Post, 4/28/15]
Rand Paul Laughed At Baltimore Riots. “”I came through the train on Baltimore [sic] last night, I’m glad the train didn’t stop,” Paul said, laughing.” [Huffington Post, 4/28/15]