Rand Paul: 'Marco Rubio Used Rude Language'
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continued to hammer away at Sen. Marco Rubio, who told Megyn Kelly on Fox News earlier this week that Paul "has no idea what he's talking about" when he supports ending the Cuban embargo and normalizing diplomatic relations. Paul defended his Facebook post directed at Rubio in which he said, "Senator Rubio is acting like an isolationist who wants to retreat to our borders and perhaps build a moat." Paul also followed up by trolling Rubio on Twitter on Friday.
Shannon Bream, filling in for Megyn Kelly on Friday, asked Paul if he was picking a fight with Rubio.
“Oh, you know, I never start a fight but I’m happy to finish a fight. I think the remarks were a little bit rude and intemperate. … I didn’t start this, Shannon, you know. But what I would say is that the remarks were intemperate and rude, and so we responded to them," Paul said, sounding perhaps a bit too much like a 9-year-old girl tattling on her little sister.
"It is about an issue and it is about a fellow Republican who used rude and inappropriate language with regard to a fellow Republican and I think that I won't stand for it, frankly," he said. "And if someone's going to cast aspersions on me and not talk about policy, then there will be an altercation and I won't shy away from a battle and I think I've shown that."