Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) attacked one of the GOP field’s rising stars – Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) – as a big spender who would put the country deeper into debt with new benefits and military spending, in one of the sharpest moments of the fourth major Republican presidential debate.
Paul, who had been largely invisible in the debates up to that point, suddenly took on Rubio, saying that when he added up Rubio’s tax plan and his military plans, “You get something that looks to me not very conservative.”Rubio, whose best moment in these debates was a comeback, replied with an attack on Paul’s national security record.“I know that Rand is a committed isolationist,” he said. “I’m not.”

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