Aides from Ron Paul’s private office were scurrying quickly for an excuse for Ron Paul’s apparent Twitter gaffe regarding the murder of decorated and revered Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
The Internet was ablaze today following a tweet from former Representative Ron Paul’s Twitter account. The tweet claimed that, “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword,” and that, “Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.”
This was quickly met with sharp criticism from those among the military and veteran community. Paul’s words were quickly condemned from all corners of the Internet with voices calling for an explanation for what many viewed to be insensitive and offensive language.
From the offices of Ron Paul came this explanation:
“Some time this morning, former Representative Paul suffered a dizzy spell and fainted. Representative Paul was taken to a nearby hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain clot that required immediate emergency surgery.
Representative Paul is recovering privately with his family by his side.
Unfortunately, prior to suffering the dizzy spell, Representative Paul had released a tweet that was a result of the blood clot’s affect on his ability to think rationally. The Representative assures his followers that these words were out of character and do not represent his personal beliefs and were nothing more than the mad rantings of a man suffering a serious medical problem with his brain.
Representative Paul extends his gratitude to the members of the military and their families who have sacrificed so much during these times of conflict and wishes peace to the Kyle and Littlefield families.”
Many are calling into question the validity and timing of Representative Paul’s sudden serious illness. It is not clear if Representative Paul will allow the release of his medical information – though we are pushing his aides to do so to settle any doubt to his claims.
We will keep you up to date with updates to this still breaking story.