Rand Paul doesn’t need our endorsement.
As with J.D. Vance and Mo Brooks though, we are endorsing Rand Paul for a simple reason: the Republican Senate desperately needs more voices who are nationalists or libertarians who support foreign policy restraint. We need fewer people like Lindsey Graham in the Senate and the choice is either whining about the situation on this blog or backing the least hawkish candidates in the midterms.
Besides, there are other reasons why we like Rand Paul. He is one of the strongest voices in the Senate on defending the Constitution and civil liberties. He has repeatedly voted against increases in the Pentagon budget. Rand Paul deserves to be reelected for grilling Fauci alone during the pandemic. Obviously, we don’t agree with Rand Paul on everything, but he is one of the better Republican senators.
Once again, the situation in the Senate is dire. There has been so much focus on the presidency. Clearly, there hasn’t been enough focus on the Senate where people like Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Amy Klobuchar and Chris Murphy trot around the world and incite wars or threaten the president with impeachment unless they get their way on disastrous adventures like Syria and Ukraine.