Washington Post: Rand Paul’s emerging conservative crusadeSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:51
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is quickly establishing himself as the conservative option in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
Paul’s statement at Wednesday’s Senate hearing on Libya that he would have fired Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be replayed over and over on cable news in the hours to come. But it’s hardly the first time he’s put himself in the middle of a controversy — and chosen about the most conservative posture possible.
A recent sampling:
1. He had arguably the biggest soundbite of Clinton’s Senate testimony Wednesday, saying, “Had I been president at the time, I would have relieved you of your post.” Soon after, he sent video of his comments to his supporters with a paraphrase of that quote in the subject line.