Rand Paul Rebukes Trump for Killing Soleimani, Says There Was ‘Less Violence’ During Iran Deal
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was the “death of diplomacy” and that America was safer before the president pulled out of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal.
The Kentucky lawmaker went on to say that Soleimani’s assassination has “taken diplomacy off the table” and that the only possibility moving forward will be military escalation. Hemmer, meanwhile, wondered if there was much diplomacy with Iran to begin with.
“There was with the Iran agreement,” Paul pushed back. “The Iran agreement wasn’t perfect, and I was a critic of the Iran agreement, however, I think it was a big mistake to pull out of the agreement. You should have tried to build upon the Iran agreement.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.