Presidential candidate Rand Paul says he sees Hillary Clinton as the most neoconservative candidate in the election race, and that he sees no difference between her and his GOP rival Marco Rubio.
Speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Paul also declared that Clinton is the most likely candidate to embroil the US in further war in the Middle East if she is elected President.
“I see her as a neoconservative,” Paul said.
“Many of the big neoconservatives came out of a movement — they were Democrats mostly,” he added.
“They were some Marxists and socialists. But they were people who ultimately came to believe that we needed a big government involved internationally as well.” The Senator explained.
“So a neoconservative often is a big-government person for domestic policy and a big-government person for internationalism. And I think, actually, Hillary Clinton fits the bill probably better than any.” he concluded.
“I think she’s also the most likely of all the candidates to get us back involved in another war in the Middle East,” Paul also noted.
The Libertarian leaning Senator also declared “I see her and Rubio as being the same person,” explaining that both are advocates of imposing a no-fly zone over Syria to hamper Russian involvement, and both have supported ongoing conflict in the middle East, including the Iraq War, intervention in Libya to remove Gaddafi, and supporting so called ‘moderate’ rebels against Assad in Syria.
So, I mean, what’s the difference?” Paul asked.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.