By Mario Trujillo - 11/12/13 03:46 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) included 33 footnotes in the transcript of his speech delivered Tuesday at The Citadel military college in South Carolina.
Facing charges of plagiarism earlier this month, Paul said he would start footnoting his speeches like academic papers “if it will make people leave me the hell alone."
However, he has long held the errors were minor problems of footnoting and citation, and he has maintained the allegations were exaggerated.
In his detailed footnoting, he cites sources from The Hill, The New York Times, Pew, the Senate and many others.
Paul's first citation came in paragraph three while pointing out many in the audience would go on to serve in the military.