GOP Senator: Rand Paul To The Left Of Obama

by CNS News  |  published on April 8, 2015

randpaul1One day before Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) formally announced his intention to run for president in 2016, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized him for being “to the left of Barack Obama” on foreign policy.

“As I have said all along, I believe it is in everyone’s best interest to find a peaceful way to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Paul said on March 3.

“As to Rand Paul, I like Rand a lot,” Sen. Graham told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday. “But at the end of the day, his foreign policy is to the left of Barack Obama.”

Graham noted that Rand Paul was the only senator in September 2012 to vote against Graham’s resolution saying that containment would not be the policy of the United States — that the U.S. would not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. The resolution passed 90-1, with Paul providing the only no vote.

At the time, Paul said a vote for Graham’s resolution “is a vote for the concept of preemptive war.” …

  • Dee

    We should not have a plan with Iran. They are terrorists and you can’t trust them. You can’t trust Obama either.

  • O. Ryan Faust

    Obama is allied with Iran . . . Can Rand be any worse?

  • Deborah

    Sounds to me like ” some ” are afraid of this man, Rand. To say Rand is the closest to Obummer’s foreign policy is a real laugh. Obummer has no foreign policy! If anyone LISTENED to Rands speech, he had a sensible and reasonable approach to foreign policy. And it wasn’t milk toast, either. Let’s face a fact, here. The Republicans don’t want someone like Rand Paul because he’ll crush their status quo, good old boys club approach to things. Rand made no quams about blaming both sides. This doesn’t sit well with ” the establishment”. I was impressed by every word of his speech. He has the fire and the guts to stand for we the citizens. So far, this man has my vote! Listen to his speech and interview with Hannity, if you can. Some are outgo smear because they ares fraud of him.

  • David in MA

    Anyone who listens,to McCain’s twin, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), needs help from a shrink!

  • Raymond Ambrozaitis

    There was a time when within the party disagreements were not so open. There is so much hatred and ignorance on the Christian right that it spills over into them devouring each other. This provides wondrous amusement for the left

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