Rand Criticizes Ted Cruz on Foreign PolicySubmitted by NowOrNever on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 19:47
WASHINGTON — It was bound to happen eventually. Two tea party allies angling for president can’t agree on everything, and Tuesday, a gaping foreign policy schism came into focus as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul went out of his way to critique Sen. Ted Cruz’s approach to Syria.
Paul tartly derided the idea of forcing “show votes” in the United Nations to embarrass Russia and China. “True leadership,” he said, would involve finding diplomatic common ground.
He didn’t call out Cruz by name. But his critique fit precisely the Texan’s calls to force a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Syria for attacking its own citizens with chemical weapons.