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Rand Paul: Vaccinations Can Lead To Mental Disorders

Rand Paul appeared earlier on the Laura Ingraham show and made this claim that vaccinations should be voluntary because of freedom and such. The incredulous CNBC host wasn't sure she'd heard that right, so asked him to clarify his remarks.

Just not a great day if you're a Republican trying to impress people you have what it takes to be President. First Chris Christie, then this guy.

via NBC News

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is standing by his statement that most vaccinations should be "voluntary," telling CNBC that a parent's choice not to vaccinate a child is "an issue of freedom."

In an interview with the network Monday, Paul said that vaccines are "a good thing" but that parents "should have some input" into whether or not their children must get them.

And he gave credence to the idea - disputed by the majority of the scientific community - that vaccination can lead to mental disabilities.

"I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines," he said.

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