Rand Paul Ripped His Crazy Abortion Speech from Wikipedia

In a recent speech, Senator Rand Paul alleged that abortion rights in Virginia will lead to eugenics. But the exaggeration and hysteria of his claim weren't the speech's biggest problems: turns out, it was lifted straight from Wikipedia.

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow compared the speech, which drew inspiration from the sci-fi eugenics-fest Gattaca, to the Wikipedia article on the movie. The results aren't pretty. One example:

Rand Paul: “In the movie Gattaca––in the not-too-distant future, eugenics is common. And DNA plays a primary role in determining your social class.”

Wikipedia: “In the not-too-distant future, liberal eugenics is common and DNA plays the primary role in determining social class.”

USA Today reports that Rand's office has not responded to any requests for comment.

Watch the whole Maddow clip here:

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