Rand: ‘Impossible’ for Stephanopoulos to be Objective

Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul argued George Stephanopoulos is “too close to the Clintons” and “it’s just impossible” for him to be objective on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Paul stated, “For the year or so, we haven’t gone on [‘This Week’], particularly since it’s looked like a contest where I may be in the contest against Hillary Clinton. We have made the decision that he’s too close to the Clintons to really give an objective interview. And I don’t mean that to be mean. It just is what it is. I would say the same for myself. I don’t think I could separate myself and be an objective — I could be an opinion maker on TV, but I couldn’t be someone who is seen as an objective, you know, nonpartial journalist, and I think that’s difficult because he spent so many years inside the Clinton operation and also now still appears to be within the consortium that is Clinton, Inc.

Earlier, he said, “There’s a direct conflict of interest there, and I think really a breach of journalistic etiquette. And I don’t know what’s in Stephanopoulos’ heart, what he believes, or whether he could try to be objective. It’s just impossible. You know, I’ve grown up a partisan. I don’t think I’m going to get the Sunday morning show as a nonpartisan ever, because my whole life has been spent as someone who believes in a certain point of view towards limited government.”

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