Politics & Government

Rand Paul dismisses hot mike controversy

Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Rand Paul AP

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brushed off criticisms Thursday that a conversation he had with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, which was caught by a microphone, reflected a crass political strategy that Republicans are pursuing during the federal government shutdown.

The so-called hot mike exchange between the two men shows Paul discussing Republican strategy for winning the public relations battle over the shutdown, which most polls indicate Americans blame on Republicans.

See the video clip and read more on the story at our Bluegrass Politics blog.

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