Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulConquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rand Paul rejects label of 'Trump's most loyal stooge' GOP healthcare plans push health savings account expansion MORE (R-Ky.) says that when it comes to foreign policy, Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioAt CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rubio brushes off demonstrator asking about town halls MORE (R-Fla.), a fellow GOP presidential candidate, and Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonObama left school bathrooms a mess Hillary Clinton rallies DNC members in video message Trump tells conservatives he is future of GOP MORE are “the same person.”
“They both have supported the Iraq War, so, I mean, what’s the difference?” he asked.
He said Clinton is the candidate for president most likely to start a new war and described her as a “neoconservative.”
The Kentucky senator also took a shot at former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has been critical of Paul’s foreign policy.
“Yeah, well you know, Dick Cheney has been wrong about most of the foreign policy over the last several decades,” Paul said. “The last time he was right was when he warned the first George Bush that it would be a mistake to topple [former Iraqi President Saddam] Hussein because you’d have chaos and instability and you’d destabilize the region, which is exactly what happened after the Iraq War.”
Paul pointed to a poll that shows Republicans are in favor of decreasing U.S. involvement in foreign wars.
He also said Rubio will not be able to outrun the immigration-reform bill that he briefly supported in the Senate.
“He was a coauthor of the bill, I mean, it was a Rubio bill, it was a Rubio-[Charles] Schumer bill, so he will have to explain it,” he said. “I think it will be a big part of things.”