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But Rand Paul is quickly revealing himself as a quack. After his whole "I-heard-vaccines-cause-mental-disorders" shtick from last week, the media uncovered the fact that Paul belonged to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, an organization that helped popularize the nonexistent connection between vaccines and autism. And now people are digging into the AAPS's history and finding a lot of damning material. AAPS also claimed that abortions cause breast cancer (not true) and that HIV does not cause AIDS (holy shit). Paul has belonged to this organization for more than 20 years. Before Paul supporters try making the familiar Paul family claim that a person cannot vet every belief of every organization to which they belong, the Daily Beast quotes Paul in 2009 saying he "relied on [the AAPS for] research, statistics, and views about the role of government in medicine.” When is Paul going to face his first interview about his involvement with the AAPS? Seems like it should be sooner, rather than later, doesn't it?