Right-Wing: Rand Paul Didn’t Applaud Enthusiastically Enough For Netanyahu
It’s not enough to be in the chamber, applaud, and stand up for Benjamin Netanyahu. You have to applaud wildly or you must hate Israel.
“Unenthused Rand Paul Lifelessly Applauds Netanyahu Speech” wrote the National Review Online, citing a handful of conservative tweeters to bolster the claim that his slow-clap must mean something. The Washington Free Beacon, known for its barrage of attacks on the senator and his staffers, posted the GIF without comment.
During an appearance Wednesday morning on Fox & Friends, the senator hit back at the suggestion that this GIF shows he is secretly anti-Israel:
You have these gossipy websites who really demean themselves by putting stuff like that out. I gave the prime minister 50 standing ovations, I co-sponsored bringing him here, and on the day that I also decide to co-sponsor the Corker bill saying that any final deal has to be approved, we have gossipy websites looking at, you know, the metric of how fast you clap. I mean, I think they demean themselves by putting that out.