Sen. Rand Paul briefly used Twitter tonight to share some information about a new piece of legislation he’s cosponsoring. Things were going well enough for a while:

Until this happened:

Tweeters couldn’t help but feel like something was a bit … not quite right:

It certainly came off as pretty cringeworthy.

Yep. That’s how it works, last time we checked.

Did he actually disqualify himself? Not necessarily. But when you’re running for president, it helps to maintain the perception that you’re well versed in the subject you’re discussing.



Welp, looks like the tweet’s been deleted. You can still see it above, but here’s a screenshot as well:

deleted rand paul tweet

For what it’s worth, looks like Paul’s being a pretty good sport about the initial mistake: