Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) praised former Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle, who was fatally shot in Texas Saturday, in a statement to Breitbart.com Monday after his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, posted a controversial tweet about Kyle.
“Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country," Paul told Breitbart.com. "Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time.”
Here's Ron Paul's original tweet, which Breitbart.com called "despicable":
Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 4, 2013