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Rand Paul Blames Baltimore Violence On 'Lack Of Fathers' And Morals

People who live in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones.
Rand Paul Blames Baltimore Violence On 'Lack Of Fathers' And Morals
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People who live in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones. That didn't stop Kentucky Senator and 2016 GOP presidential clown car passenger Rand Paul from doing just that when asked about the riots in Baltimore. Never mind the guy with the severed spinal cord, let's blame the violence on the supposed moral deficiencies of the residents of the city.

Rand Paul: Baltimore Violence Is About 'Lack Of Fathers' And Morals (AUDIO):

Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on the turmoil in Baltimore on Tuesday, standing with police and blaming the violence on a lack of morals in America.

"I came through the train on Baltimore (sic) last night, I'm glad the train didn't stop," he said, laughing, during an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

Railing against what he repeatedly called "thuggery and thievery" in the streets of Baltimore, Paul told Ingraham that talking about "root causes" was not appropriate in the middle of a riot.

"The police have to do what they have to do, and I am very sympathetic to the plight of the police in this," he said.

As for root causes, Paul listed some ideas of his own.

"There are so many things we can talk about," the senator said, "the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society."

He added that "this isn't just a racial thing." Read on...


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