WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
The senator from Kentucky said Wednesday that the Republicans’ foreign policy hawks “created these people.” That assertion led potential
2016 rival Bobby Jindal, Louisiana’s governor, to say Paul was unqualified to be president. “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately,” Paul said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He continued: “They created these people. ISIS is all over Libya because these same hawks in my party loved — they loved Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya. They just wanted more of it.”