Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was misquoted by the Boston Globe on Saturday in an effort by the newspaper to suggest he’s considering dropping out of the 2016 GOP presidential primary.
“We will make an announcement, on that, on Tuesday,” Paul is quoted as saying by the Globe’s Angelina Salcedo and Robert Way, in what they wrote was a response when “asked Saturday by the Globe specifically if he would drop out of the race for president if he didn’t qualify for the main-stage GOP debate.”
“Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is confident he will be on the primetime Republican debate stage Tuesday, but if he falls short, he will make an announcement this week about what comes next,” Salcedo and Way wrote.
That framing was also picked up by The Hill newspaper, which wrote about the Paul comments in New Hampshire: “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday indicated he may end his White House bid if he does not end up in the main stage of CNN’s GOP presidential debate on Tuesday.”