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Rand Paul's Candidate Refused To Say Whether 9/11 Was Inside Job

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LuMaye: Well, I'd rather not get into a discussion on whether 9/11 was an inside job or not. I really, I mean, we can save that for another day, I have no problem with that, it's just—

Greg Brannon: These questions, again, actually, that's what [9/11 commission vice-chair] Lee Hamilton said. And he just said, there's other questions that need answering. The guy who got all the information…a Democrat and a Republican, were the co-chairmen of the 9/11 commission, and when they got done, they did not put their stamp of approval on the commission. They said, there's data that we did not put in there. So things like this have to be asked.

Brannon has a history of making bizarre and outlandish comments, causing national Republicans to worry that he could be a liability if he won the nomination. For instance, Brannon, a former OB/GYN, once said that Planned Parenthood had a secret plan to kill newborn infants. He has also compared food stamps to slavery and reportedly helped sponsor at an event that supported nullification.