Paul Laughs Off Liz Cheney’s Maddow Remark: ‘She’s Not My Biggest Champion’

Following a recently revealed tape in which 2009 sweater-era Rand Paul suggested former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the Iraq War to Halliburton’s benefit, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl pressed Paul on his foreign policy, which Liz Cheney has suggested is cribbed from old Paul foe Rachel Maddow.

“I’m not questioning Dick Cheney’s motives,” Paul said. “There’s a chance for a conflict of interest. At one point in time he was opposed to going into Baghdad. Then he was out of office and involved in the defense industry, and then he became for going into Baghdad…I don’t think Dick Cheney did it out of a malevolence. I think he loves his country as much as I love this country.”

Paul rolled his eyes at Cheney’s Maddow comment.

“It’s funny that my talking points would come from Rachel Maddow,” Paul said. “She is not my biggest champion…I would say my foreign policy is right there with what came out of Ronald Reagan.”

Watch the clip below, via ABC News:

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