* Edited for time as per MFP’s loose journalistic standards.
In an interview w/ Howie Kurtz, Rand Paul stood by criticism of 2016 rival Ted Cruz– but, in doing so– opened himself up to charges of hypocrisy…
HK: You went after your rival Ted Cruz. You said he’s ‘pretty much done’…what do you mean?
RP: Well, I wouldn’t really call it, ‘going after’…we have different styles. My style is, when I disagree with someone, not to call them a name.
HK: You call Donald Trump a ‘clown’.
RP: Yeeeeah [smirks obnoxiously].
Let’s set aside Trump.
The two worked closely together on legislation restoring voting rights for Democrat-leaning convicted felons…
Paul and Senate Minority Leader Harry have revived…the Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act [which would] restore voting rights in federal elections to people convicted of nonviolent crimes who are no longer in prison.
It would seem Paul’s ideological inconsistency extends to his unprovoked personal attacks.