Rand Paul might, just might, hear about his past proposal on foreign aid. When he first got to the U.S. Senate Paul proposed a budget that would cut ALL foreign aid, which included money to Israel. Upon doing this Paul said:
“I’m not singling out Israel. I support Israel. I want to be known as a friend of Israel, but not with money you don’t have. We can’t just borrow from our kids’ future and give it to countries, even if they are our friends… I think they’re an important ally, but I also think that their per capita income is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world. Should we be giving free money or welfare to a wealthy nation? I don’t think so.”
Is Paul an anti-Semite? No. I don’t think he has any ill will toward anyone because of their religion. However, this is a campaign for President and that quote above WILL be used to beat Paul over the head with both foreign policy hawks and Evangelical Christians.
Want some examples? Well you can say “Paul called critical foreign aid to Israel welfare” or “If Rand Paul had his way America would abandon its most trusted friend Israel” and “Paul said Israel doesn’t need the money to defend itself from any of its neighbors.”
If you want to full clip of Paul watch it here and it starts at 2:25.
Foreign policy always hurt Paul’s father with GOP primary voters and given everything that is happening in the Middle East now it is not surprising to think these issues would’ve reared their head in 2016 campaign. It’s just Senator Paul has given his opponents all of the ammo they need.