Republican presidential candidate Rand PaulRand PaulTrump's CIA chief clears Senate Overnight Defense: Trump nominates Air Force secretary | Senate clears CIA director | Details on first drone strike under Trump Dems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday accused front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNew York Times columnist: Marches 'can never be an effective opposition' to Trump Senate committee clears Carson nomination Peyton Manning to speak at GOP summit: report MORE of having “no clue” about the nation’s nuclear delivery capability.
“Now that they’ve discovered what it is, they’re ready to use it?” the senator added, in reference to Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson’s recent statement that Trump would not be afraid to use nuclear weapons as president.
“What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?” she asked.
Paul said he was also alarmed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) statement at the last GOP presidential debate that he would be willing to order American military pilots to shoot down Russian planes if they violated a no-fly zone over Syria.
“This is what is very worrisome not only about Trump but Christie and others on the stage who are really eager to have war, really eager to show how strong they are,” he said. “That’s why it very much worries me to have someone like Donald Trump or Chris Christie in charge of our nuclear arsenal.”