Political Headlines April 10, 2013: Senator Rand Paul rewrites his own history about Civil Rights Act in Speech at Howard University

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Rand Paul rewrites his own history

Source: WaPo, 4-10-13

“It’s a mischaracterization of my position. I’ve never been against the Civil Rights Act, ever, and I continue to be for the Civil Rights Act as well as the Voting Rights Act. There was a long, one interview that had a long, extended conversation about the ramifications beyond race, and I have been concerned about the ramifications of certain portions of the Civil Rights Act beyond race, as they are now being applied to smoking, menus, listing calories and things on menus, and guns. And so I do question some of the ramifications and the extensions but I never questioned the Civil Rights Act and never came out in opposition to the Civil Rights Act or ever introduced anything to alter the Civil Rights Act.”

— Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), during a speech at Howard University, April 10, 2013

Speaking at a historically black college, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) invents a new reason for his remarks on the Civil Rights Act….READ MORE

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