Ron And Rand Paul Do Not Agree About An Ebola Travel Ban

Sen. Rand Paul says a potential travel ban is "reasonable" and should be "considered." Ron Paul says the idea is "politically motivated."

On Ebola, it's OB/GYN Dr. Paul vs. ophthalmologist Dr. Paul.

Speaking on NewsMaxTV's America's Forum Monday, former Republican Rep. Ron Paul said an Ebola travel ban from West African countries hit by the outbreak of the deadly disease came out of political not medical concerns.

"Right now I would say a travel ban is politically motivated more than something done for medical purposes," said Ron Paul.

Ron Paul said talk about an Ebola travel needs to be "put in perspective," and cited deaths from TB, the AIDS virus, and the flu.

Speaking on John Gibson's radio program last week, Sen. Rand Paul said "a temporary hiatus on flights" was "only reasonable."

Rand Paul said the travel ban "ought to be considered."

Rand Paul also said on CNN last week "a temporary suspension of flights should be definitely considered."

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