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Rand Paul's Joke at Texas GOP Convention Causing Controversy

Rand Paul's Joke at Texas GOP Convention Causing Controversy

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Controversy erupted surrounding a joke Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told during his speech Friday at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, TX. After commenting, “I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been a little bit annoyed with the president. Releasing five Taliban senior officials is not only against the law, it’s illegal and wrong and he should never have done it,”

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Then the senator joked, “Mr. President, you love to trade people. Why don’t we set up a trade? But this time, instead of five Taliban, how about five Democrats? I’m thinking John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi.”
,br>When Paul was grilled by reporters on the comments at a news conference he doubled down saying “It was a joke. Except for Nancy Pelosi, I was serious about her,” adding “Well, I mean, it’s humor, and I hope there’s room for humor. I thought it was funny. It was meant to be humorous.”

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