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EXCLUSIVE — Rand Paul says US war on drugs "does" play role in migration surge
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EXCLUSIVE — Rand Paul says US war on drugs "does" play role in migration surge

Ep. 6 — Sen. Rand Paul (2-11-2024)
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United States Senate. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Ask a Pol asked:

“What role do you think US drug policy plays in destabilizing the border?”

Key Paul: 

“Well, it does. I mean, there are drugs involved, but I don’t know if I have an easy answer. There’s no easy answer as to it, you know?”*

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*we never asked for an easy answer…

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), slightly edited for clarity.

TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Rand Paul

Matt Laslo: “Hey, how you doing, sir?”

Rand Paul: “Good.”

ML: “I was curious, what role do you think US drug policy plays in destabilizing the border?”

RP: “Say it again?”

ML: “What role do you think US drug policy plays in destabilizing the border?”

RP: “Well, it does. I mean, there are drugs involved, but I don’t know if I have an easy answer. There’s no easy answer as to it, you know?”

ML: “It seems like without fixing that problem there’s no [way to fix the others].”

RP: “I think they’re related, but I don’t have an easy answer for ya. I’ve gotta run.”

ML: “Preciate ya.”

Matt Laslo’s covered drug policy for Playboy, Rolling Stone, VICE News Tonight, Daily Beast, VICE News, etc. He’s also a new media prof. & the founder of Ask a Pol — a new, people-powered press corps.

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