Free Beacon: Rand Paul aide was a John Wilkes Booth superfan!/gregpinelo/status/354607759221739520

Alana Goodman of the Free Beacon has a story out this morning revealing that Rand Paul’s social media director, Jack Hunter, has spent years working as a pro-secessionist radio pundit and neo-Confederate activist:

In one 2004 commentary, Hunter said Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth’s heart was “in the right place.”

He later wrote that he “raise[s] a personal toast every May 10 to celebrate John Wilkes Booth’s birthday.”

In one 2008 monologue, Hunter said the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II was the moral equivalent of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Unfortunately, there’s more. Read the whole thing.

Many Twitter users were reminded of Rand Paul’s dad’s newsletter problem:!/jspoupart/status/354612265732943875!/politicalwire/status/354607601796923394

Some Twitter users want to know if Sen. Paul will fire the aide:!/TheRickWilson/status/354611955622879233

This is the kind of story that would get a lot of attention during a national political campaign:!/ScooterSchaefer/status/354611339928420353

Twitchy will be watching this story, and will report more as it unfolds.

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