Senator Rand Paul has been spotlighted in the Republican Party because he stands up for his beliefs. He is most famous for creating a filibuster against the White House to prevent using drones on American soil. This week, his reputation suffered a devastating hit with allegations that many of his speeches, and even some portions of his book, have had plagiarized phrases. Accusers located the sources, which include Wikipedia and The Heritage Foundation. While these sources don't seem to mind very much, the implications are still having a negative effect on Senator Paul’s image.
This incident sheds doubt not only on the Senator's office but on the man himself. Paul has been unwavering in the defense of his reputation. He has called for metaphorical duels with detractors and reassured people that he would never try to misrepresent himself. According to him, his past work should prove his honor and integrity, but accusers have relished in detaching the known figure from his image. By admitting that his office made some mistakes and promising to add footnotes to all his material, Paul has attempted to redeem himself. But that doesn't change the fact that his office has made an inexcusably unprofessional mistake.
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