Rand Paul tells me he's not inclined to support Giuliani or Bolton for Secretary of State.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 15, 2016
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“I’m hoping that if there’s a public discussion of this before it happens, people in the incoming administration realize that regime change made us less safe and the Iraq War made us less safe,” said Paul. “We don’t need, as our chief diplomat, someone whose idea of diplomacy is dropping bombs.”...
Paul is one of the very few Republicans in a position to influence this. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, he will get to vote on whether to recommend Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. The results of the 2016 elections will give Republicans a 10-9 majority on the committee, meaning that Paul could cast a decisive vote, with every Democrat, against recommending a Trump nominee. That would not stop a full Senate vote on the nominee, but it would expose fissures in the Republican Party in the first weeks of a Trump administration.