Republican Sen. Rand Paul gets an Out of Touch post for his statement in an interview he gave last month to CNBC:

“I’ve heard many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”

Really, he’s heard of many tragic cases? We cannot excuse this big of a distortion of the facts. He is also standing by his statement that most vaccinations should be “voluntary,” telling CNBC that it is a parent’s choice. Being a doctor he knows better about vaccines.

There is no evidence to link vaccines with mental disorders or autism, and the claim has been sufficiently debunked by the scientific community.  His comments support the pathological science that puts children’s lives at risk.

Randal Howard “Rand” Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American physician. Paul currently serves in the United States Senate. He is also a trained ophthalmologist. Paul has opposed NSA mass surveillance of Americans and supports reduced government spending and taxation. He describes himself as “100% pro-life” and has cosponsored legislation for equal protection of the right to life to individuals at “all stages of life.”  We give him credit for back peddling on his vaccine position, but he has refused o support requiring mandatory vaccinations for children.