Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Clintons, Defends Charter Schools On WPHT
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
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Paul said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs to answer for her role in the terrorist attacks at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.
“Someone needs to accept responsibility, and we need to get assurances this isn’t going to happen again. For about six months preceding Benghazi, the ambassador begged for more security, and Hillary Clinton turned it down…There’s a ton of waste that went on at the State Department, and yet they say, ‘We didn’t have enough money,’ and, ‘I didn’t have enough time to read the cables begging for security.’ So yes, she needs to be held responsible,” he said.
Paul also stood by his comments that Bill Clinton is a serial sexual harasser, even after Monica Lewinsky’s article in Vanity Fair stating her affair with the former President was consensual.
“Sexual harassment is not about consent. It’s about the power arrangement or the power being lorded over by a boss on someone much younger in a position of inferiority in an office. I think if you talk to any women’s rights advocates, they say that sexual harassment really isn’t about consent,” Paul commented.
And Paul defended his position advocating charter schools and broader school choice.
“The establishment and, primarily, the Democratic party, has not favored innovation in education. In my state, the Democrats are uniformly opposed to any charter school, and we’re just talking about public charter schools…which mean more local empowerment of teachers, more choice and more power for the principals and school boards and more innovation, less control from Washington. What happens is, when you free up people to make choices and to innovate, all of a sudden, you get kids excited again,” he said.
He also took a stand against raising the minimum wage, saying that it damages those it most intends to help.
“If you raise the minimum wage, it sounds compassionate. A lot of liberal ideas encompass a sort of ‘big heart, small brain,’ and when you do that, you raise the minimum wage, you cause unemployment. You cause precisely the people you think you’re helping — you actually hurt those people,” Paul said.