Rand Paul: Bolton ‘Totally Unfit’ for Secretary of State — Giuliani ‘Very Similar’

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Tuesday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said President-elect Donald Trump should not appoint former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani or the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as secretary of state. Partial transcript as follows: BLITZER: What’s your reaction to what was just reported about Rudy Giuliani, Former New York mayor. Do you think he would be a good secretary of state? PAUL: Worrisome, ties to foreign governments. concern for many of us about Hillary Clinton and his ties and money received from foreign governments. This is very important. More important than that is I think Trump should pick a secretary of state that agrees with his foreign policy. The thing Donald Trump said over and over again was that he was opposed to the Iraq War. He learned that lesson that regime change in the Middle East was not a good idea. Yet I don’t see Giuliani coming out with statements like that. I certainly don’t see John Bolton. Both have been big cheerleaders for the Iraq War and more intervention in the Middle East. I hope Donald Trump will pick someone consistent with what he said on the campaign trail that
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Rand Paul: America Didn’t Buy Pneumonia Diagnosis Because of Hillary’s ‘Dishonesty’

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Wednesday on 800 WVHU’s “The Tom Roten Morning Show,” in referencing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s medical incident causing her to nearly collapse when leaving the 9/11 memorial service in New York City early and the campaign later revealing Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “When they trotted out that diagnosis of pneumonia a couple days after the fact, America just didn’t buy it because they assume the Clintons will probably lie to you anyway.” Paul said, “I think it is troubling when we look at the reports from Clinton—not just the potential health problems that she has—but also the dissembling the dishonesty about it. And when they trotted out that diagnosis of pneumonia couple days after the fact, America just didn’t buy it because they assume the Clintons will probably lie to you anyway. And I think it is concerning really, even if you are her family member and you are very concerned about her health. Maybe they need to look deeper into finding an answer, because people with the pneumonia who are recovering from the pneumonia who are not febrile and sort of fluid don’t go out in 79 degree morning weather and faint.
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Rand Paul: ‘Donald Trump Would Be a Better Commander-in-Chief’

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Thursday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is more qualified than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton be commander-in-chief of the United States. Partial transcript as follows: BLITZER: Very quickly, who’s more qualified to be commander in chief?  Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? PAUL: Without question, I think Hillary Clinton would more likely get us involved in another war in the Middle East. She’s been for sending arms into Syria. From the very beginning, Donald Trump has said that he questioned the Iraq War. So that gives me some consolation that Donald Trump would be a better commander in chief because he at least had the foresight to see that the first—the Iraq War led to a destabilization of the area and Hillary Clinton was on the other side of that. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Rand Paul: Hillary Could Get Five Years in Prison for Lying to Congress About Syrian Weapons

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During Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that if WikiLeaks has emails that prove Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her State Department were aware weapons were going to Islamic terrorists, Clinton could get five years in prison for lying to Congress. “It’s a felony to lie to Congress. You can get five years in prison. And we can’t continue to say the Clintons are above the law. I do believe that the CIA annex in Benghazi was procuring weapons, some of them to get them away from the jihadists in Libya. But some of it to ferry those weapons through Turkey, into Syria. There have been many, many first hand accounts, The New York Times, London Times, Washington Times have all reported upon this,” Paul told guest host Eric Bolling. He added, “I find it hard to believe that Hillary Clinton, who all the news report have said she was the biggest advocate for arming the Islamic rebels in Syria, many of them turned out to be not only enemies of ours, some of them also turned out to be enemies of Israel.” (h/t The Gateway Pundit) Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Exclusive — Rand Paul: Most American Companies Would Not Hire Bill Clinton Due to His ‘Threat’ To Women, Interns over Sexual Assault, Rape Allegations

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday that most American companies would not take the risk of hiring former President Bill Clinton in the wake of sexual assault and rape allegations from a litany of women including Paula Jon…
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Exclusive — Rand Paul: James Baker-Backed ‘Selective Engagement’ Worldwide Would Have Prevented Rise of ISIS

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a former 2016 GOP presidential candidate and outspoken conservative in the U.S. Senate, said former Secretary of State James Baker’s testimony last week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in favor of “selective engagement” around the world reaffirms his worldview when it comes to U.S. foreign policy.
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