Rand Paul May Have Skipped The RNC, But What He Was Doing Instead Is Way More Important

Posted: Jul 20, 2016 8:00 AM

Plenty of senators were no-shows at the RNC this year. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who briefly ran for the 2016 Republican nomination, was one of them. Unlike his Senate colleagues, some of whom had less-than-convincing excuses (looking at you, Jeff Flake), Paul actually had an excellent reason to not attend: he was in Paducah, Kentucky performing free eye surgeries.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, posted pictures on Facebook and Twitter of some of the patients he operated on.

Last year, Paul traveled to Haiti to perform free eye surgeries there.

Good for him. The RNC is a four-day circus; fixing someone's eyesight is life-changing. I think that's an easy choice to make.

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