From the New York DAILY NEWS:
“I don’t think it’s where the country is right now,” Steele said.
[...] Paul in an interview questioned the wisdom of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, which barred businesses like restaurants from banning blacks.
The candidate said he did “not like the idea” of telling private business what it should or should not do. The Tea Party favorite later insisted he supports the anti-discrimination law, but he backed out of an interview on NBC‘s Sunday program “Meet the Press.”
Steele, who is African-American, said Paul’s “philosophy got in the way of reality” and told ABC‘s “This Week” he was “not comfortable” with the comments.
“You know, they’re looking for that ‘gotcha’ moment, and that’s what it evidently appears to be that they did with Rand Paul,” Palin said.