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This Feb. 1, 2012 file photo shows then-Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaking in Las Vegas.
–Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul sends a controversial tweet on Kyle, a Navy SEAL and sniper who was allegedly shot and killed by a fellow veteran at a firing range on Feb. 2. Paul cited a verse from the Gospel of Matthew (26:52).
Paul served in the military as an Air Force flight surgeon and the Air Force National Guard during the 1960s.
After a public outcry over his tweet, Paul published a clarification on his Facebook page:
Read more on religion in U.S. politics at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.