GOP candidate Rand Paul might be out of this presidential race, but he’s still got things to say about who’s still running, and they cut like a knife!
Paul criticized fellow candidate Ted Cruz’s handling of disagreements with leadership during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” — referencing the time Cruz called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a liar from the Senate floor.
Paul said name-calling from the Senate floor “does not meet the rules of the Senate.” and that unlike Cruz, he can keep his arguments with leadership to a professional level.
“I’ve given 10-hour speeches, 13-hour speeches without calling anybody names, but talking about the history of our country, the importance of the Bill of Rights, the importance of the Fourth Amendment and privacy, but I tend not to have the same strategy of attacking people personally,” Paul said told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “It hasn’t done well for him in Washington. It may be rousing people, but ultimately I don’t think that kind of personality would allow him to be the nominee.”
Paul went on to criticize Cruz and another GOP candidate Sen. Marco Rubio for missing votes while on the campaign trail as well as accused Cruz of copying the libertarian-leaning senator’s policy positions.
“They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I think on foreign policy [Cruz] has started talking about regime change being a bad idea, toppling secular dictators being a bad idea, and I think I’ve been the leader on that issue, ” Paul said.
Check out the interview:
Paul did a great job bringing out the differences between him and his two fellow senatorial constituents. Will it have any bearing on the GOP nomination race? Share your comments below and let us know what you think.
h/t – Meet the Press