Paul decades-long member of group opposed to forced vaccines - 2015-02-04
Rand Paul, who has been mired in controversy over whether child vaccinations should be mandatory, has long been associated with a medical group that opposes mandatory vaccinations and has published reports promoting a handful of other dubious positions.
The Kentucky Republican's association with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons dates back to at least 1990, though the group's executive director, Dr. Jane Orient, told POLITICO that Paul stopped paying dues when he was elected to the Senate in 2010.
"We consider him one of us, but he hasn't paid his dues recently," she said. Paul's Senate office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.