2016 GOP candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who has made much ado about his opposition to the use of drone strikes against American citizens in the past, defended the President on Fox & Friends Monday morning over the drone strike that recently killed two hostages.
Libertarians Such as Ron and Rand Paul tend to be against drone strikes and military intervention unless the homeland is attacked. Paul seems to have changed his position.
Rand Paul filed an amendment to the Senate budget last month, calling for a significant boost to defense spending. It was a reversal for the Libertarian senator who has previously called for across-the-board cuts to domestic and military spending, according to TPM.
Recently on Fox News, Rand Paul said, “I’ve been an opponent of using drones about people not involved in combat, however, if you’re holding hostages you kind of are involved in combat.”