William Paul, the 19-year-old son of teabagger Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was arrested at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport on Saturday night for being drunk and disruptive.
Police say William Paul was drunk and being disruptive.
When Paul was taken in to custody, he told authorities his dad is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
There’s no word on where he got the alcohol, or if anyone will face charges for serving the 19-year-old.
Moira Bagley, communications director for Senator Paul released the following statement on Sunday afternoon:
Sen. Paul is a national public figure and subject to scrutiny in the public arena, however, as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this.
This would usually be non-news if it weren’t for the fact that a huge part of the Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Tea Party ethos is individual responsibility. That means you shoulder the consequences of your own behavior. If that behavior includes being drunk and disruptive and you get held up to ridicule because you happen to be the son of a prominent U.S. Senator, so be it.
And one thing is for sure if it would have been the son or daughter of a Democratic politician it is highly doubtful that the GOP and Tea Party would “afford the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this.”
It’s also interesting that William Paul, who is a student at the University of Kentucky student report he is extremely unpopular “told authorities his dad is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.”
Gee, think they were impressed?