Former congressman Ron Paul wore Daisy Dukes with a suit jacket during an interview with political podcast Doug Casey’s Take on Wednesday.
Paul, 85, appeared in the podcast by Zoom wearing a blue suit jacket and a white button down shirt – but gave viewers a peek at his tight shorts when he stood up at the end of the interview.
The short shorts were spotted by the New York Post, which reported that some viewers had initially thought the legendary Libertarian was wearing boxers. Upon closer inspection, Paul is in fact wearing tiny shorts with a black belt.
The octogenarian served as congressman for Texas from 1976 until 2013.
Rand Paul, 85, appeared in the podcast by Zoom wearing a blue suit jacket and a white button down shirt
He gave viewers a peek at his tight shorts when he stood up at the end of the interview
Upon closer inspection, Paul is in fact wearing tiny shorts with a black belt
During the interview, Paul discussed topics including personal liberties and the divisiveness perpetuating American politics
He ran as presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party and Republican Party in three separate races and received one electoral vote from a faithless elector in the 2016 presidential election.
During the interview, Paul discussed topics including personal liberties and the divisiveness perpetuating American politics.
‘I think things, we’re in desperate shape and there’s good reason to be pessimistic,’ Paul said of the current political climate.
‘They elected Nixon to stop the war in Vietnam and after he was elected, 34,000 more Americans were still killed. Those are problems. But in some ways, philosophically, I think we’re in worse shape,’ Paul said.
‘Even though we went through those times, we weren’t killing each other. We weren’t fighting each other. We didn’t have the divisiveness that exists today and right now it’s a real mess. What’s happening in Washington, it wasn’t that bad when I was there.’
He added: ‘There’s nothing more exciting than finding a liberal that would agree with, say a libertarian, view on some civil liberty issue or some war issue.’
His son, Rand, is a Tea Party Republican who has served as a U.S. Senator for Kentucky since 2011 and has recently sparred with Dr. Anthony Fauci over vaccinated people being required to wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The younger Paul also recently angrily confronted President Joe Biden’s pick for assistant secretary for Health and Human Services.
He likened gender changes surgeries to genital mutilation while discussing Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, as she appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing.