Rand Paul Speaks Out Against ‘Unhinged’ John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani for Secretary of State
Senator Rand Paul said in an interview with Reason that he has serious reservations about reports that President-elect Donald Trump was considering former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton for Secretary of State.
The libertatian-minded Republican said that Bolton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani represented “the most bellicose interventionist wing of any party… I can’t support anybody to be our Secretary of State who didn’t learn the lesson of the Iraq War.”
Paul, who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, singled out Bolton in particular. “It concerns me that Trump would put someone in charge who is unhinged as far as believing in absolute and total intervention,” he said.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Paul could vote with the Democrats on the committee to block Trump’s evantual pick. Paul suggested that Committee Chairman Bob Corker would be the best man for the job. “I would say, while not being libertarian, [Corker] is more of a reasonable, realist kind of person,” he said. “I think he would be less likely to say tomorrow we need to drop bombs on Iran.”
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