Like a true Republican leader, Senator Rand Paul is making excuses for his now-undeniable serial plagiarism by blaming it all on his staff.
Mr. Paul’s office acknowledged that it had made mistakes, but largely sought to play down the charges of plagiarism.
“In the thousands of speeches and op-eds Senator Paul has produced, he has always presented his own ideas, opinions and conclusions,” Mr. Stafford said. “Senator Paul also relies on a large number of staff and advisers to provide supporting facts and anecdotes — some of which were not clearly sourced or vetted properly.”
Mr. Stafford continued: “Footnotes presenting supporting facts were not always used. Going forward, footnotes will be available on request. There have also been occasions where quotations or typesetting indentations have been left out through errors in our approval process. From here forward, quoting, footnoting and citing will be more complete.”
Sen. Paul clearly knows that his plagiarism scandal isn’t over yet, but he promises he won’t be firing any staff members:
Mr. Paul also said he could not rule out that other examples of past plagiarism would come out, but he unequivocally added that no staff members would be fired.
Like his father Ron Paul with his racist newletters, Rand Paul put things out under his own name and is now trying to shift the blame to others. A family trait, apparently.