Rand Paul to Newsmax: ‘Proud’ of Swimmer for Standing up to Activists

Sen. Rand Paul, joined by University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines on Newsmax Wednesday, said he was “proud” of her for advocating greater fairness in women’s sports.

The Kentucky Republican applauded the swimmer’s bravery during an appearance on “Eric Bolling The Balance,” lauding Gaines for standing up against transgender activists in the face of ridicule by fellow students and the media.

“It’s just silence that there’s no difference — that men and women are exactly the same with regard to sports — and everybody knows that’s not true,” Paul stated. “And we have to push back. That’s why I’m proud of Riley Gaines for speaking out.”

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