Sen. Paul Pledges To Implement New Process For Speeches, Writings

Amid plagiarism charges


Sen. Rand Paul responded Tuesday to fresh accusations of plagiarism in an op-ed he wrote in September, saying material from staff and advisers wasn't adequately vetted and pledging a new process moving forward.

"In the thousands of speeches and op-eds Sen. Paul has produced, he has always presented his own ideas, opinions and conclusions. Sen. Paul also relies on a large number of staff and advisers to provide supporting facts and anecdotes – some of which were not clearly sourced or vetted properly," Paul senior adviser Doug Stafford said in a statement Tuesday. "Footnotes presenting supporting facts were not always used."