WATCH: Rand Paul Blasts MSNBC for Failing to Tell the Truth
Sen. Rand Paul took a shot at MSNBC Wednesday afternoon during an appearance on The Cycle.
During a discussion with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), the host brought up controversial comments Paul made in 2010 during an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow about the Civil Rights Act.
Paul adamantly dismissed the question, saying he wouldn’t discuss the issue after his comments continued to be misrepresented on MSNBC.
“I never was opposed to the Civil Rights Act and been attacked by half a dozen people on your network trying to say I’m opposed to the Civil Rights Act and somehow I’ve changed,” Paul said. “I’m not willing to engage with people who are misrepresenting my viewpoint, because I have never been against the Civil Rights Acts and never said I was against it.”
When the host continued to badger Paul about his 2010 comments, he took a shot at the network.
“[W]hen your network does 24-hour news – telling the truth – then maybe we can get somewhere with the discussion,” he said flatly.