Rand: I Hope Tillerson Didn’t Get Friendship Award From Cheney, ‘That Might Be a Problem’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) remarked that he hoped Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson “didn’t get a friendship award from Dick Cheney.”

Rand said, “I just hope he didn’t get a friendship award from Dick Cheney. That might be a problem. But, you know, I’m keeping an open mind on Tillerson. I want to know what his world view is more than where he’s traveled or who he knows, and I think it may be overblown. I mean, he’s made deals in many, many countries. Some award — I don’t know that this means he’s skiing and fishing with Putin, that he got some award. So, let’s hear at least a little bit about what his world view is. Does he believe in intervention ad nauseam in the Middle East? Does he believe in regime change? Nation building?”

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