Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul took aim at multiple targets Saturday — and not merely at Democrats.
The senator from Kentucky also tore into Republicans and their latest policies during his speech at the New Hampshire GOP leadership summit.
Of course Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was a favorite subject, as Paul noted that “she travels in two planes, one for her and her entourage and another for her baggage.”
Paul saw Clinton’s role as secretary of state during the Benghazi debacle, in which four Americans were killed, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, as reason enough to keep her out of the Oval Office.
“I think that her dereliction of duty, her not doing her job, her not providing security for our forces, for our diplomatic missions, should forever preclude her from holding higher office,” Paul said.
While Paul gave a strong endorsement of national defense, he railed against fellow Republicans who intervene overseas without more consideration.
“There’s a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now, maybe more,” Paul noted.
He also tossed a salvo at American surveillance.
“Collecting hundreds of millions of records is not right,” Paul said, “…and the government? It’s none of their damn business what you are doing on your phone.”
(H/T: The Telegraph)
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