Rand Paul Stumbles in New Hampshire Political Forum

New Hampshire
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During the New Hampshire Voters First political forum at St. Anselm college in New Hampshire, three senators stayed back in Washington D.C. to hold a vote to defund Planned Parenthood.

But Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, and Sen. Ted Cruz, appeared remotely via satellite after the vote.

Paul was the first one out of the gate, mistakenly asserting that he was in the Senate that night to vote to defund Obamacare.

“I have been leading the fight for the last two weeks to defund Obamacare and was lucky this evening to get a vote on that,” he said.

That was a brief stumble for the Kentucky senator, who claimed he was there “leading the fight” to defund Planned Parenthood, mispeaking about what they were actually voting about.

Paul went on to explain deftly his views on surveillance and national security.