Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) made an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Friday where he attempted to explain why President Donald Trump was correct in his decision to remove troops out of Northern Syria.
Paul showed an incredible amount of patience while dealing with the belligerence and hysterics from the panel. He was even accused of “mansplaining” at one point for calmly relaying facts to the intellectually bereft women.
Sen. Rand Paul explains why he backs Pres. Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, saying leaving troops would overextend military: “[Trump] doesn’t want us to get involved in another Iraq war in Syria. If anything, Syria is more complicated.” https://t.co/qx8S09byZT pic.twitter.com/kzZllctUfu
— The View (@TheView) October 11, 2019
“There’s a difference in having a strategy and leaving the Kurds there to die, which is where they are now,” co-host Abby Huntsman said to Paul. “They were left there to die. And now it’s the GOP’s problem.”
“The only duty we owe, and the only oath I take is to the Constitution,” Paul said to the women. “I didn’t promise to take the country to war, I promised not to take the country to war. So did President Trump by the way.”
“Anyone who tries to make the argument someone in Syria is a danger to our country, is not paying attention,” he added.
“Well, I think Assad is in Syria and a danger to our country and our world!” responded guest host Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, a CNN commentator who is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump.
The discussion grew even more heated when Navarro-Cárdenas became belligerent after Paul refused to back down in his criticism of socialism.
“Let me ask you this because I live in Miami, and there are tens of thousands of Venezuelan exiles living there. You talk a lot about Venezuela in your new book. I get a lot of political ads from the Republican Party. Donald Trump has tweeted this. Many have tweeted this: ‘If you vote for Democrats, they will turn the United States into Venezuela.’ Do you think that’s a fair statement to make?” Navarro-Cárdenas asked Paul.
“Well, if you vote for a socialist, you might get socialism,” Paul responded.
“Come on. Don’t do that. Maduro is not a socialist,” Navarro-Cárdenas said. “He’s a corrupt, murderous thug who is starving his people.”
“That’s not true,” Paul shot back.
“That’s not true? Maduro is not a thug and murderer who is starving his people?” Navarro-Cárdenas asked.
“Let’s have a conversation here,” Paul replied, but Navarro-Cárdenas cut him off before he could give an explanation as to why Venezuela is a socialist nation.
“Let me finish,” Paul interjected before Navarro-Cárdenas took the show’s stupidity to a new low.
“No, I can’t let you finish if you are going to say Maduro is not a murderous thug. That’s a damn lie,” she said. “I have got a bunch of neighbors and friends who know this. Don’t do this to me. Don’t mansplain.”
Paul went on the show to promote his new book, “The Case Against Socialism.” His appearance demonstrates that those on the Right have an uphill battle convincing the radicalized Left on the evils of socialism or anything else.