Rand Paul’s Democratic opponent in the Kentucky Senate race has come out with a statement attacking Paul for criticizing part of the Civil Rights Act.
“He is focused on the Tea Party whereas I am running to be a Senator for all the people of Kentucky, who are really hurting right now,” Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic Senate nominee Jack Conway said.
Read the entire statement:
Rand Paul is promoting a narrow and rigid ideology and has repeatedly rejected a fundamental provision of the Civil Rights Act. He is focused on the Tea Party whereas I am running to be a senator for all the people of Kentucky, who are really hurting right now.
No matter how he tries to spin to the contrary, the fact is that Paul’s ideology has dangerous consequences for working families, veterans, students, the disabled, and those without a voice in the halls of power. Kentucky voters have a choice between Rand Paul’s ideology and our campaign to create jobs, cut the deficit, and bring accountability to Wall Street and Washington. We are reaching out to Democrats, Independents and Republicans across Kentucky to ask them to join our campaign and stand up for Kentucky families.
Before the current controversy erupted, Conway had called out Paul for supporting the repeal of the American With Disabilities Act. In an interview with TPMDC, he called Paul’s approach “destructive.”
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