By MICHELE SALCEDO, Associated Press
Taking another unconventional stand, Kentucky’s Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill Friday as putting "his boot heel on the throat of BP" and "really un-American."
Paul’s defense of the oil company came during an interview as he tried to explain his controversial take on civil rights law, an issue that has overtaken his campaign since his victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
"What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of, ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,’" Paul said in an interview with ABC’s "Good Morning America." "I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business."