May 20, 2010


Paul Now Says He Would Have Voted for Civil Rights Act

On the Laura Ingraham Show, Rand Paul sought to clarify his muddled appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show and was asked if he would have voted for the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

Said Paul: "Yes, because I think the preponderance of the evidence was that we had some abhorrent things going on in our society--segregation, the Jim Crow laws...I think the south had failed and that the federal government did have a role in ending discrimination in all of these practices."

Paul also released a statement: "I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964."

Here's the audio:










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