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Iowa’s Voice confronted Presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at a meet and greet at the Sioux Center Public Library today, asking whether he agrees with Donald Trump’s recent derogatory comments about Mexicans (see video of the interaction here). Instead of responding to their questions, Paul bolted in the opposite direction—very much reminiscent of how he ran away from prominent Dreamers Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas instead of joining Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in an immigration discussion last year.
Earlier today, Rep. Steve King defended Donald Trump’s remarks on CNN. And, once again, when confronted by immigration activists, Paul chose to flee.
Matt Hildreth, Director of Iowa’s Voice, had this to say about the incident today: “Why is Rand Paul so afraid of the immigration issue? Presidents have to be able to answer tough questions, not flee every time they are asked something that wasn’t part of their prepared points. And this one wasn’t even a tough question. Trump’s racist comments have been denounced by major national and international companies, celebrities, and even—finally—fellow candidate Jeb Bush. But rather than take a stand, Rand Paul chose to flee once again. That’s not the type of response we’d expect from a man who wants to be President. You have to show leadership if you want to lead.”
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