Skip to comments.Rand Paul says he hopes 'Southern Avenger' saga won't undermine efforts to broaden GOP's reach
Posted on 07/22/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul confirmed to reporters Monday that he and staffer Jack Hunter the former shock jock known as the Southern Avenger were parted ways in a mutual decision.
Paul said he hoped that Hunters presence on his staff wouldnt undermine his efforts to broaden the appeal of the Republican Party. Paul has reached out to African Americans, for instance, speaking at historically black colleges in Washington, D.C., and Louisville.
I think everybody occasionally has people that work for them who sometimes have a background that damages what youre trying to do, he said.
But I think people can judge me on who I am and what Im trying to do, Paul added. Heres the clip:
Hunter worked as a radio show host in South Carolina where his alter ego, the Southern Avenger, would wear a wrestling mask with the confederate flag emblazoned on it. Hunter, who has worked in Pauls Washington office for more than a year most recently as a national security adviser, came under national scrutiny earlier this month.
Hunter spoke about racial pride, immigration and stated his support for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, as the Washington Free Beacon first reported in early July.
Hunter told the Daily Caller that he planned to return to punditry.
Paul said he wasnt aware of what Hunter would do next.
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Here we go - every comment by every person connected with any rising conservative will be dissected, reassembled and transmitted.
After the media's coverup of Barack Obama's 20 year history and association with Jeremiah Wright as well as his ties to known terrorist Bill Ayers, Democrats can go screw themselves.
I'm not listening.
I don't care who you are....
That is breath taking stupidity
Agreed, xzins. Good reason to let him go.
Operating under the assumption that stupid is contagious, an entire staff could be infected and be certifying the assassination of JFK before the week is out.
You really have to wonder at the job application and interview that let that slip through.
You see the same things on FR nearly every day.
Rand Paul is a pussy
if this is all it takes for him to go flacid, i’m done.
Conservatives will never win so long as a corrupt press hurls lies and exagerations with impunity.
To use a military metaphor, it would be like trying to storm a beach while leaving the enemy’s machine guns intact and off limits. In this case the machine gun bullets are lies, distortions, fabrications and disinformation.
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