Sen. Rand Paul on the Tragedy in Tucson

Senator Paul joins the rest of the nation in mourning the tragic events in Tucson, but says it won't stop politicians from meeting with the people.

"If there's any silver lining that comes from this, says Senator Paul, "it's that it wasn't, sort of, there's a big movement in our country to kill politicians. Turns out that there was a young insane man in Tucson who lost touch with reality and lashed out on somebody who's a public figure."

Dr. Paul also gave us his take on the "gunsight" image Sarah Palin put on Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's district, and Palin's "blood libel" comment following criticism of those "gunsight" images.

"Even in your news," says Senator Paul, "you may say there are 'battleground states'. It's sort of a war-like metaphor. Or that people are 'taking aim' or people are 'targeted.' all the time the regular mainstream media uses the word 'targeting.' we 'target' precincts. It's a word that comes from war or battle but it's also a word that now has a meaning in politics. So I don't think that people who did that, any of them, were trying to incite anybody to violence."

And Senator Paul says he expects Congress to resume work on repealing the Health Care Law some time next week.


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