Rand Paul: Trump Needs A Secretary Of State That Reflects His Anti-War Views


Senator Rand Paul (R) discusses two candidates President-elect Donald Trump could appoint as secretary of state: Rudy Giuliani and John Bolton.

Paul said that Bolton would be a big mistake, while Giuliani's "foreign ties" could cause issues. Paul suggests that Trump should pick someone who shares his view that the Iraq War was a mistake and someone who opposes regime change abroad. "It’s important that someone who was an unrepentant advocate for the Iraq War, who didn’t learn the lessons of the Iraq War, shouldn’t be the secretary of state for a president who says Iraq was a big lesson," Paul said.

“I’m hoping that if there’s a public discussion of this before it happens, people in the incoming administration realize that regime change made us less safe and the Iraq War made us less safe,” Paul said. “We don’t need, as our chief diplomat, someone whose idea of diplomacy is dropping bombs.”

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