RNC Chair Won’t Rebuke Rand Paul’s Controversial Remark On Gay Marriage

RNC chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday ducked two questions about whether Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) recent controversial remark on gay marriage was appropriate.

“I don’t know what Rand — what he meant by that,” Priebus said. “You know, I’m here to defend — I’ll defend the Republican Party and I can defend our nominee Mitt Romney.”

Paul recently said of President Obama, “Call me cynical but I wasn’t sure that his views on marriage could get any gayer.”

Priebus reiterated that Republicans view marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

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