McCaskill says Dem’s ad ‘very dangerous’
By Alexander Mooney|CNN
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, said the Conway ad that repeats an unsubstantiated GQ story about Paul when he was a student at Baylor University comes “close to the line” in what should be deemed inappropriate in political campaigns.
“Candidates who are behind at the end reach, and sometimes they overreach,” McCaskill said on MSNBC. “This ad is very dangerous because it reaches back to college. The ad came close to the line.”
The spot hit Kentucky airwaves over the weekend and references the story that – relying on anonymous sources – reported Paul blindfolded and tied up a female student, forcing her to take bong hits. The story also reported Paul told the woman his god was “Aqua Buddha” and that she should bow down and worship him.
Responding to the report in August, Paul said he did not remember the event and added, “I really don’t think that politicians should be asked to answer anonymous accusers from 27 years ago, but I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs.”