| September 12, 2019 03:14 PM
Rep. Liz Cheney ripped into Sen. Rand Paul over foreign policy, claiming the Kentucky Republican favored terrorists over Americans.
“Hi @RandPaul I know the 2016 race was painful for you since you were such a big loser (then & now) with a dismal 4.5% in Iowa. No surprise since your motto seems to be ‘Terrorists First, America Second,'” the Wyoming Republican said Thursday before quoting President Trump calling the Kentucky senator “weird” and “a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.”
Hi @RandPaul I know the 2016 race was painful for you since you were such a big loser (then & now) with a dismal 4.5% in Iowa. No surprise since your motto seems to be “Terrorists First, America Second.”
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney)
September 12, 2019
Cheney’s attack on Paul started after he claimed Wednesday that Cheney supports endless wars.
“I agree! Why do some neocons continue to advocate for endless wars? I stand with @realdonaldtrump on ending wars. Let’s focus on America First, not Afghanistan!” Paul said, linking to a Washington Examiner op-ed arguing Cheney should ” stop carping at Trump for rejecting endless war.”
“I stand with @realDonaldTrump and our men and women in uniform who will never surrender to terrorists, unlike @RandPaul, who seems to have forgotten that today is 9/11,” the third-highest ranking House Republican said after Paul’s tweet.
Paul followed up with another attack Thursday, stating: “Hi @Liz_Cheney, President @realDonaldTrump hears all your NeverTrump warmongering. We all see your pro-Bolton blather. I’m just grateful for a president who, unlike you, supports stopping these endless wars.” He also went on CNN Thursday to call Cheney and her father former Vice President Dick Cheney “Never Trumpers.”
Cheney is known to be hawkish in her foreign policy views, while Paul has advocated for less foreign intervention by the U.S. military.
The departure of former White House national security adviser John Bolton marks the potential for a less hawkish Trump administration.