WASHINGTON (AP)– Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul certainly raised hackles in his own party when he blamed the rise of the Islamic State group on Republican hawks, and perhaps none has taken more offense than Louisiana’s governor, Bobby Jindal.
Jindal was asked Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” whether he would support Paul if the Kentucky senator became the Republican nominee. The governor said he doubts it’ll come to that, because Paul probably won’t win. Jindal is expected to say in coming weeks whether he will join the nomination contest.
Paul said last week that Republican hawks supported the indiscriminate spread of arms in the region where ISIS operates and some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of extremists. That led Jindal to say Paul is unsuited to be president. The governor says ISIS exists purely because of radical Islam.
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