After walking back his criticism of the Civil Rights Act yesterday, Rand Paul has been making the rounds defending himself against Democrats who have "trashed" him "up and down" with their "talking points."
On Good Morning America today, Paul also steered the conversation toward something more recent, President Obama's criticism of BP following the oil spill. Paul said: "This sort of, you know 'I'll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,' I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business."
Paul continued: The President's reaction is "part of this sort of blame game society" where "it's always someone's fault." Paul added: "Maybe sometimes accidents happen."
Continuing his defense of his comments about the Civil Rights Act, Paul blamed it on Democrats who are "way behind in Kentucky" and "make up a lot of stuff" to gain ground.
He reiterated that he's against repealing the act, but added that the controversy is just a "red herring."
"If you want to bring up 40-year-old legislation," Paul said, "why don't you bring me on with Senator Byrd, we'll talk about how he filibustered the Civil Rights Act."