Rand Paul appeared on CNBC this week and was attacked for his stance that vaccinating children should be the parents decision and not mandated by government. The host just could not understand why Senator Paul wouldn’t want the government to have full mandate on what’s injected into our bodies and what's not.
CNBC's Kelly Evans asked Sen. Paul, "Did you really just say to Laura Ingraham that you think most vaccines in this country should be, quote, voluntary?"
Rand didn't back down. He said, "I guess being for freedom would be really unusual...I guess I don’t understand the point of why that would be controversial."
Evans continued to grill him over the issue, and he emphasized his belief that while vaccines are one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in history, they've also historically been voluntary.
"I think they’re a good thing but I think the parent should have some input. The state doesn’t own your children - parents own the children and it is an issue of freedom," he said.
As the interview wound down, Sen. Paul criticized Evans for her lack of objectivity. "I think this is what’s bad about TV sometimes so, frankly, I think, if we do this again, you need to try to start out with a little more objectivity going into the interview." he said.
"Holy cow. I love him," Glenn said after watching the interview
"I think [Rand Paul's] right. I think vaccines are voluntary. And everything in life is a choice. With that being said, then society has a choice and they can say, well, you're not going to -- your kids won't go to school. And businesses have the choice to say, if you don't get a vaccine, you can't come to work in my office or, you know, we don't want to serve you. So everybody has a choice. But you can't take away people's choice to augment or change their body," Glenn said.
Watch the interview below: