Rand Paul has seemingly been a part of much needed scrutiny as of late. He has been defending himself constantly in the past week for utilizing the writings of other people while failing to give credit in his own speeches, as well as at least one of his own books. A lot of blame has been put on Paul’s staff for failing to acknowledge content that has been extrapolated from other sources. In the past week, Senator Paul has been using sites such as Wikipedia, The Conservative Heritage Foundation, The Libertarian Cato Institute, as well as other sources that have yet to be credited.
Paul has been complaining that he is the victim of “haters” and claims that he has properly cited the correct sources by saying he always “tried” to do things the proper way.
“We have tried at every possible point to attribute things,” Paul said on Fox News’s Hannity.
But Paul recently tried to defend himself by saying that only 98 percent of his speeches are “extemporaneous”. He continued “To tell you the truth, people can think what they want, I can go back to being a doctor anytime, if they’re tired of me. I’ll go back to being a doctor, and I’ll be perfectly content.”
In a hilarious repudiation, Jon Stewart said “Ninety-eight percent of his speeches are extemporaneous. Meaning only 2 percent of his speeches are plagiarized. And the truth is, most of those are just Taylor Swift lyrics.”
Thankfully, for America, Jon Stewart was there to provide us with a hilarious insight to Rand Paul’s ludicrous self-defense.
Watch Stewart slam Rand Paul’s plagiarism breakdowns: