Interview Highlights

– “I think the Trump support is very soft, I think that people hear some of the bombast from it and they go, ‘Oh, that’s kind of funny, and that insult is kind of clever.’ ”
– “In the end, the point that I tried to make in the debate was that when Trump said he was going to close down the Internet, that’s no small thing, the First Amendment is a pretty important right, and we shouldn’t be careless about electing a president who would close down the Internet. We also shouldn’t be careless to elect a leader who sends a signal to the world that we’re going to kill women and children who are related to terrorists. As much as I hate and despise terrorism, as much as I’m for using whatever it takes to defend the country, sending the signal that we’re going to kill their children is probably not the best signal to be sending around the world. In fact, I think it may serve as a recruitment tool for terrorism to have one of our politicians talking about killing their women and children.”
– On the $1.1 trillion government spending bill that passed Congress last week: “It was over a trillion dollars, it was all lumped together, 2,242 pages, nobody read it, so frankly my biggest complaint is that I have no idea what kind of things they stuck in the bill. I voted against it because I won’t vote for these enormous bills that no one has a chance to read, we were given it yesterday or the day before the bill came forward, and so this is not a way to run government. It’s a part of the reason why government is broke…Once again this came not at the behest of just the Democrats. It came at the behest of right-wing Republicans who want military spending and left-wing Democrats who want welfare spending, and that’s the dirty little secret. Both parties are at fault for it.”
– “I think we should balance our budget and only spend what comes in.”

About United States Senator Rand Paul

United States Senator Rand Paul is a United States Senator from Kentucky. He is also a Republican Candidate for the 2016 Presidential nomination. In office since 2011 Paul has been considered a supporter of the Tea Party movement, and a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve System. A supporter of the Tea Party movement, Paul has described himself as a “constitutional conservative”. He is generally described as a libertarian, a term he both embraced and rejected during his first Senate campaign. Committee assignments include Committee on Foreign Relations, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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