Although Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (along with the entire GQP) is known for his recent deception on everything from voter fraud to the science behind Covid-19, he is no newcomer to the practice of spreading "alternative facts."
In fact, a recently resurfaced video from 2013 shows Paul actually advising medical students to spread misinformation to gain advantage.
"I never ever cheated and I don't condone cheating," he says, "but I would sometimes spread misinformation. And this is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important."
He tells the story of how, when he was a student, he tricked a bunch of classmates into studying the wrong topic to give him an edge on a test.
"So that's my advice," he concludes. "Misinformation works."
(See second video below.)