Back in April 2014, Rand Paul’s father Ron came out in support of far right racist anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy (who is on video saying “the nigra” was better off under slavery), and yesterday Rand also expressed his support for Bundy’s “cause.”
This is the real Rand Paul; the guy who appears on Alex Jones’s show, who built his political career by appealing to anti-government extremists like Cliven Bundy. Don’t be fooled by his transparent pandering to some causes that appeal to liberals — he’s as extreme as it gets in US politics.
After the event, the Nevada rancher told the AP why he had come out to support Paul: “In general, I think we’re in tune with each other.”
“I don’t think we need to ask Washington, D.C., for this land. It’s our land,” Bundy added.
Paul told the AP in a separate interview that he favored federally owned land being handed back to the states. “I think almost all land use issues and animal issues, endangered species issues, ought to be handled at the state level,” he said. “I think that the government shouldn’t interfere with state decisions, so if a state decides to have medical marijuana or something like that, it should be respected as a state decision.”