U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) this morning blamed the rise of ISIS on the GOP Hawks. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal fired back saying he is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief.
“ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS,” said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The hawks wanted to bomb Assad, which would have made ISIS’s job easier. They created these people. ISIS is all over Libya because of the hawks in my party,” Paul continued.
“This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief. We have men and women in the military who are in the field trying to fight ISIS right now, and Senator Paul is taking the weakest, most liberal Democrat position,” Jindal responded in an official statement.
“It’s one thing for Senator Paul to take an outlandish position as a Senator at Washington cocktail parties, but being Commander-in-Chief is an entirely different job. We should all be clear that evil and Radical Islam are at fault for the rise of ISIS, and people like President Obama and Hillary Clinton exacerbate it,” Jindal stated.
“American weakness, not American strength, emboldens our enemies. Senator Paul’s illogical argument clouds a situation that should provide pure moral clarity. Islam has a problem. ISIS is its current manifestation. And the next President’s job is to have the discipline and strength to wipe ISIS off the face of the earth. It has become impossible to imagine a President Paul defeating radical Islam and it’s time for the rest of us to say it,” Jindal added.