5/13/15 7:08 PM EDT
Rand Paul ramped up his criticism of Jeb Bush’s remarks on Iraq, rebuking the former Florida governor Wednesday for an “incredibly fumbled answer” over the 2003 military invasion. He then took a swing at Marco Rubio for being on the “wrong side of history” by supporting foreign aid.
“If any Republican nominee wants to run on the idea that borrowing money and printing it up and sending it to foreign countries that often hate us and burn our flag and think it’s a good idea, feel free to run on that issue,” Paul said in an interview with POLITICO. “But it’s not really popular with the people.”
With foreign policy beginning to dominate the GOP race for the White House, the Kentucky Republican is taking a more aggressive line, hoping to raise questions over the judgment of his rivals at a time when many voters are uncertain about his anti-interventionist views.