Rand Paul’s Wife: My Husband Isn’t Sexist — He Works With Female Surgeons

April 14, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Sen. Rand Paul’s wife, Kelley Paul, defended her husband against accusations of sexism during a Tuesday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends” by pointing out that he worked with “very accomplished, high-achieving female” surgeons.

Kelley Paul said it was “one of the hard things about politics” to hear the accusations about her husband, who launched his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination last week.

“That is not who Rand is — at all,” Kelley Paul said. “Rand’s entire professional career is working with female surgeons. His longtime partner in his ophthalmology practice was a very accomplished, high-achieving female surgeon. They worked together for over ten years and now she’s a huge political supporter. He goes back to Kentucky and does all his pro bono work with another very prominent female surgeon.”

She continued by reiterating that being sexist is “just not who Rand is.”

“Professionally, personally he is the kind of person who wants to work with someone and value their talents and their abilities for who they are,” Kelley Paul said. “So to have that label put on him, that really upset me I will say.”

Questions about her husband’s attitude toward women resurfaced last week after he got into a testy exchange with NBC News anchor Savannah Guthrie, telling her to “let me explain instead of talking over me.” Earlier this year, the senator shushed CNBC journalist Kelly Evans during a televised interview.

Watch the video below, courtesy of Fox News:

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