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Rand Paul calls for less interventionist GOP foreign policy

Rand Paul calls for less interventionist GOP foreign policy

James Antle 111 | Editor, The Daily Caller News Foundation
February 06, 2013 | 1:08PM

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul called for “moderation” and “restraint” in international affairs during an address at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday, laying out what he called a “constitutionally conservative” foreign policy.

“I see the world as it is,” Paul declared. “I am a realist, not a neoconservative, nor an isolationist.”

The senator sought a middle ground between the non-interventionist foreign policy of his father, three-time presidential candidate and former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, and the more hawkish views held by most Republicans.

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