Glenn interviewed Senator Rand Paul on radio today to talk about some key elections and the outbreak of the Ebola virus here in the United States. Paul thinks it’s a huge mistake to downplay the threat of an epidemic, and believes political correctness is what’s hampering a real discussion from taking place.
“I think it’s a real mistake to underplay the danger of a worldwide pandemic. I think I said this the last time I was on your show a couple weeks ago, I said that I’m concerned that political correctness has caused us to underplay the threat of Ebola,” Paul said.
“I do think you have to be concerned. It’s an incredibly transmissible disease that everyone is downplaying, saying it’s hard to catch. Well, we have physicians and health workers who are catching it who are completely gloved down and taking every precaution and they’re still getting it. So, yes, I’m very concerned about this. I think at the very least there needs to be a discussion about airline travel between the countries that have the raging disease,” he added.
Switching topics, Glenn asked Rand Paul what he thought of the recent news surrounding the President’s Secret Service.
“Well, the good news is the president is probably playing golf. If there’s good security at the golf course, he probably could be safe there,” Paul said. “It just gets back to the fundamental and inherent problem of government in general, just getting the government to work well. You would think the security of the president is something we could figure out.”
Finally, Glenn asked Sen. Paul what the worst thing President Obama was doing. Surprisingly, it wasn’t just one issue, but a serial usurpation of Congress and expanding the powers of the Executive Office.
“People ask me all the time, we get to talk about Obamacare all the time and Dodd-Frank, and what’s the worse thing the president is doing? It’s not specific legislation. It’s usurping power. It’s him using powers that were never intended to be his, and it’s him breaking down the fundamental separatiton of powers and checks and balances that the Republic is founded upon. That’s the real danger here. He’s done it with immigration law that he’s doing by executive fiat. He’s done it with healthcare, that he’s amending on his own. He’s taken us to war in Libya and now the latest war without congressional approval. So, yeah, that’s the biggest problem facing us,” Paul said.