The longtime congressman told The Hill last week that he planned to use the buzz around a possible campaign to promote his foreign policy views and had yet to schedule any trips to early primary and caucus states.
He's had harsh words for some fellow Republicans looking at presidential bids, criticizing Sens. Rand PaulRand PaulWith Freedom Caucus dig, Trump masters the media ... again The Hill's 12:30 Report Pot state Dems want federal regulation of marijuana MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzTed CruzWith Freedom Caucus dig, Trump masters the media ... again Texas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 What are 'religious liberty' bills really about? MORE (R-Texas) for their foreign policy views and ripping them and Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Senate Intel holds Russia hearing | WH struggles to respond to latest Nunes development | Trump extends Obama cyber threat order Rubio: Former campaign aides targeted by IP address in Russia Live coverage: Senate intel holds first public Russia hearing MORE (R-N.Y.) for voting against a bill to fund Hurricane Sandy relief for the East Coast.
"These guys want to run for president by screwing New York," he said of those who'd opposed the bill.