Rand Paul does a lot of interviews -- a lot. This, from time to time, has gotten him in trouble. Rarely, though, has it gone as poorly as this.
Speaking Monday afternoon with CNBC, Paul:
1) Reiterated his contention that vaccines should be voluntary.
2) Said this: "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." (Michele Bachmann said something similar during the 2012 presidential campaign. It didn't go over well.)
3) Actually shushed the anchor when he thought she wasn't allowing him to answer her questions.
4) Concluded the interview with this, after being asked whether he planned to run for president:
"Part of the problem is, you end up having interviews like this, where the interview is so slanted and full of distortions that you don't get useful information. 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."
Here's the full interview:
And here's the more interesting parts, clipped together by the Washington Free Beacon:
Philip Bump contributed to this post.