Rand Paul accused of not giving Officer Goodman a standing ovation -- but video shows he did
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Fox Business (screengrab).

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Saturday slammed "lying scum bags" after Twitter users circulated a misleading video that appeared to show him refusing to clap for Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman during a standing ovation.

Paul said that he supported the Capitol Police and "cheered" Goodman when the hero was honored at the Capitol for his bravery during January 6 insurrection.

Some on Twitter had claimed that videos showed Paul sat for most of the ovation and didn't clap.

But the video appears to be selectively edited. Other videos from the event show that Paul did stand and clap along with his fellow lawmakers:

Senate claps officer Eugene Goodman Congressional Gold Medal 2 www.youtube.com


Many Twitter users accused Paul of being a "liar." See the attacks in the tweets below:



















(Correction: A previous version of this story failed to mention that Rand Paul did stand and clap for Eugene Goodman. Raw Story regrets the error.)