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Rand: Unlike Rubio, I Don’t Think We Should Borrow Money for Defense

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Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) said that while he and fellow presidential candidate and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) “have a lot of similarities,” he differs from Rubio because he doesn’t “think it’s a good idea to borrow money, even for national defense” on Monday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.

Rand stated, “we have a lot of similarities. When I did my long filibuster, he came and supported me, I appreciated that. I think one of the differences that’s come up recently is that I don’t think it’s a good idea to borrow money, even for national defense. And so when we had a recent amendment contrast, I put forward an amendment to increase defense spending, but only by cutting spending elsewhere. So, I think that the debt is a real threat to our national security, and I will vote for more money for defense spending, but only if it’s cut elsewhere.”

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