EXCLUSIVE: Ron Paul Responds to the MSNBC/Alex Wagner Interview and Attacks on Rand Paul

In an interview with We Are Libertarians and The Shill Report, Ron Paul shared his opinion on the combative interview with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner on Tuesday.

“That little episode with MSNBC, I didn’t like what happened,” said Paul. “But afterwards, a lot of people close to me said “No, it’s beneficial. A lot of people are willing to defend me, and they said it came out quite well.”

When asked if interviews like this are an indirect way to hurt his son, Rand Paul, he had this to say:

“It’s hard for me because I know what they are doing,” said the three-time Presidential candidate. “I am not important in the sense that I don’t have a vote, I don’t go to Washington, and that sort of thing. Rand I think is good. I think he is very fluent, and he knows how to present the message. They fear him, and they don’t want that message out. He has a tough job. Though he gets some benefits from what I have done, he also gets all of the disadvantages in that if I have a position that the mainstream media can attack, they will. It is a combination. They do not want our message out, and they do not want him to get further along. I feel more badly about how it might hurt him than me getting hit again because I’ve been living with that a long time. I sort of expect it.”

“If we win this vote, in many ways it will be vindication of the libertarian position on non-interventionism,” Paul said, offering his “hope” that Congress votes down the resolution to strike Syria.

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Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.