While discussing Republicansâ€™ terrible approval ratings, Crowley had an odd question for Sen. Paul.
â€śDo you see yourself at any point in the future being anything other than politically a member of the Republican Party?â€ť she asked.
â€śYou mean â€” youâ€™re implying a third party or some other party?â€ť he said.
â€śOr if you wanted to become a Democrat â€” there are lots of parties out there,â€ť she said. â€śJust wonder if you see yourself being anything other than a Republican?â€ť
Sen. Paul simply laughed.
â€śNo. Iâ€™ve always been a Republican, and Iâ€™m one of those people who actually is a real lover of the history of the Republican Party from the days of abolition to the days of civil rights. The Republican Party has a really rich history,â€ť he said.
â€śIn our state, Iâ€™m really proud of the fact that the ones who overturned Jim Crow in Kentucky were Republicans fighting against an entirely unified Democratic Party, so I am proud to be Republican. I canâ€™t imagine being anything else,â€ť he added.
Itâ€™s worth noting that Sen. Paul has been critical of both parties, saying recently that neither one has handled the partial shutdown gracefully.