American Republican Senator Rand Paul has blasted former US Secretary of State and Frist Lady Hillary Clinton as a “gung-ho” and “war hawk” for pressing for a number of military actions in the Middle East.
Paul who is leading an anti-war campaign in his party added that if Clinton decided to run for presidency some American voters will worry that the former First Lady will drag the country into another bloody war in the Middle East.
“If you want to see a transformational election, let the Democrats put forward a war hawk like Hillary Clinton,” said the Republican Senator, who is considering a US presidential bid in 2016, during an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The Republican Senator has repeatedly criticized American politicians who push for US military involvement across the globe. Paul believes the White House should be more judicious in the use of military force.
“I think that’s what scares the Democrats the most, is that in a general election, were I to run, there’s gonna be a lot of independents and even some Democrats who say, ‘You know what? We are tired of war,'” he said.
“We’re worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war, because she’s so gung-ho,” added the Kentucky Republican.
Clinton has long been seen as a hawkish and staunchly pro-Israel politician. When she was a senator, Clinton voted in favor of US-led military invasion of Iraq. Earlier this month, she took a swipe at her former boss US President Barack Obama for failing to create “a credible fighting force” against Syrian government troops.