We can almost take for granted that Senator Rand Paul will periodically stand up against the foreign policy establishment-swamp. However, if you’re a mainstream media journalist, you might see things a little differently…
How do you even ask a question like this?
“By blocking this nomination you will also be effectively blocking the first woman to head up this agency (CIA) which is, you know, a tremendous (inaudible)…”
Washington Examiner: Sen. Rand Paul announced Wednesday he will oppose the nominations of both Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel, who President Trump has selected to serve as secretary of state and CIA director, respectively.
What I liked about candidate Trump was his strong condemnation of the Iraq War. I believe President Trump has done a great job, and I continue to support him, but I cannot endorse his nomination of people who loved the Iraq War so much that they want an Iran War next.
President Trump sought to break with the foreign policy mistakes of the last two administrations. Yet now he picks for Secretary of State and CIA Director people who embody them, defend them, and, I’m afraid, will repeat them. I will not support their nominations.
And, yes, President Trump did run as the anti-war-hawk. Take a look back at what he said in deep red, South Carolina…and during the Republican Primary, not the general!
And he didn’t stop there. Here, candidate Trump, doubles down saying, “Sometimes it seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene in or topple.”