Rand Paul: Ted Cruz Stole My Foreign Policy

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CHUCK TODD, "MEET THE PRESS" MODERATOR: I was just going to say, you've taken to Twitter quite a bit though in that time. First it was to celebrate Festivus. We have a big Seinfeld-themed show apparently today. But also, you did some New Year's resolutions. And you went right after Senator Rubio and Cruz.

You said, "I resolve to spend less time voting in the Senate so Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz don't look so bad." Then you said this about Ted Cruz, "I resolve to give Ted Cruz more lead time before I announce my policy positions so he can replicate them faster." So you believe that basically he steals all your ideas?

SEN. RAND PAUL, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: Well, you know, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And I think on foreign policy, he 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 and I continue to. And it's an important voice.

In fact, I think that was the most important thing we've had the entire presidential season, is we've finally had a real debate over foreign policy, over whether regime change is a good idea. They need to have that on the Democrat side too. Because it turns out that probably the most likely candidate to take us back to war is Hillary Clinton. Because she supports regime change as a good concept.

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