Rand Paul tried to be a little nuanced when it came to the recent spate of domestic abuse allegations that have plagued White House officials of late during a conversation with guest host Major Garrett on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday morning,
Problem is, in the age of #MeToo, women accusers are apparently always right and the men, well, should hang because they are automatically guilty, evidence or lack thereof be damned. Paul didn’t want to excuse domestic assault, obviously, but neither did he want to jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts.
As you’ll see below, liberals were quick to remind the Kentucky senator that it’s Current Year.
“All I can say is, from looking from the outside in, and not really knowing all of the facts, that obviously domestic violence should be roundly condemned, particularly in an advanced world like ours. That’s just something that we shouldn’t countenance,” Paul said when asked about White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s response.
“Is that a message you think this White House has communicated clearly?” Garrett asked.
“You know, I don’t know,” Paul replied. “I just don’t know the ins and outs, and I was kind of distracted for about 24 hours of that news cycle talking for long periods of time about the deficit … And it’s hard for me. And I know the media gets consumed with this, but it is sort of a personnel thing that those of us on the outside don’t know the ins and outs. And I know everybody wants to speculate on it. But I think, really, that she should all roundly condemn domestic violence and then the complicated matters that, really, they have to deal with, because they know all the facts and the we don’t.”
“Sure, but setting aside the ins and outs, the president said on Twitter due process, lives are being ruined,” Garrett said. “The vice president said, no tolerance. Can you reconcile those two? And if someone in Kentucky asked you, Senator, what is their position on this, could you explain it to them?”
“You know, it’s difficult for me to get involved in theirs, other than to say there’s absolutely no place for domestic violence in our world,” Paul responded. “and then, beyond that, I will say that there is complicated things, and somebody has to — if you ever been to family court with he said and she said — and I’m not saying that I’m denying what these women are saying. I’m just saying that these things are very, very complicated. If you go to family court and you’re a family court judge, you talk about a very, very difficult job. But that being said, I don’t want to think — I’m not — I don’t want anybody to believe I’m making excuses. There is no excuse for domestic violence.”
Paul’s response was entirely too nuanced for the #MeToo Fundamentalists, who were quick to criticize him via Twitter.
No, Rand Paul domestic violence is NOT complicated! Violence against women is 100% wrong!!! Sen. Rand Paul on Domestic Violence: ‘These Things Are Very, Very Complicated’ https://t.co/UmXehIziAM via @mediaite
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 11, 2018
Rand Paul on domestic violence “I’m not saying that I’m denying what these women are saying. I’m just saying that these things are very, very complicated.” Can’t imagine why Paul could have provoked his neighbor to attack him. #complicated?
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) February 12, 2018
@RandPaul, on Face The Nation today states several times that Domestic Violence is complicated. So…….im wondering, when your neighbor was whooping that azz, was that complicated as well? https://t.co/rMhlgZBANT
— richieny70 (@richieny70) February 12, 2018
That got out of hand REALLY quick.
— chris hyman 🌊 (@chrisehyman) February 12, 2018
Dear Kentucky, I think Rand Paul is not your friend, especially if you’re a woman. There’s nothing complicated about domestic abuse. It’s always wrong.
— Lori (@SewSleepless) February 12, 2018
He didn’t say it was not wrong, just that allegations may not always be as they seem.
— ❄ She persists (@always_resist) February 11, 2018
No, he didn’t.
Another #MisogynisTrump Conservative defends/waffles on domestic abuse. Well IMO if all these GOP men r innocent, I tend to believe ALL GOP men have been abusive to females in one way or another. Eat that you #Shithead https://t.co/NOCWVLYwyz
— Amy (@flwrpwr1969) February 12, 2018
Stay classy, libs.
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