Rand Paul’s Wife: He’s Not Sexist — His ‘Whole Family Is Full Of Strong Women’

April 15, 2015 1:27 p.m.

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) wife, Kelly Paul, on Wednesday was again tasked with defending her husband against accusations that he is sexist.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” BBC anchor Katty Kay asked Paul about a New York Times article that said she was tasked with making her husband “more approachable” as part of the campaign he launched last week for the Republican nomination for president.

Paul said it was “weird” but that she was happy to do it.

In response, Kay asked if she was “happy to defend him in some of the charges that he has a problem with women?”

“Absolutely,” Paul said. “I mean to me the whole gender angle on that was a bit of a false construct. I mean that’s not who Rand is as a person. He wrote the forward in my book and he talks about all of the women in his life. And his whole family is full of strong women.”

Paul also noted that one of her husband’s longtime business partners was a woman before speaking to Rand Paul’s character.

“Rand is someone who truly looks at the substance of a person, their intellect and their ideas and is the last person to ever judge someone based on their gender or anything else,” she said.

Rand Paul recently got flack for telling NBC News anchor Savannah Guthrie to “let me explain instead of talking over me.” And, in February, he shushed a CNBC anchor during an interview.

Watch the video below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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