Rand Paul's Summer Break Eye Surgeries -Truth!

Rand Paul’s Summer Break Eye Surgeries –Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that alleged Kentucky Senator Rand Paul performed pro bono eye surgeries during his summer break.

The Truth:
Rand Paul does perform pro bono eye surgeries, according to a statement from Paul’s communication director to the POLITICO website.

The Senator also tweeted that he would be performing pro bono eye surgeries on August 21, 2013.

The photos that were attached to the eRumor were found on the website of the National Review.   The article said that Paul performed a cataract surgery on one patient but did not elaborate if the other patients were also suffering from poor vision owing to cataract. National Review has a reputation of publishing satire but this story appears to be real and so are the photos.  A tweet linking this story was discovered on Rand Paul’s Twitter archive.

Posted 10/1713