“I agree with Senator Rand Paul 100% when he said the party has lost its way because it embraced Establishment principles. Jeff Flake shows once again that he is simply a ‘campaign conservative’ who is willing to say or do anything to try to get re-elected while selling out the true conservative values that so many Arizonans embrace. It is apparent that Flake is gambling on the failure of the President and thus the failure of the country - Arizona deserves a Senator that puts America First." - Dr. Kelli Ward
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show” that some members of the Republican Party have lost their way, as Sen. Jeff Flake said on Sunday, but that it has nothing to do with the “populism,” “xenophobia” or “protectionism” — and nothing to do with Donald Trump.
Paul said the party has “lost its way” because it embraced “establishment” principles.
“If you’re going to say, ‘Oh, the days were so much better when we had George Bush versus President Trump,’ I’m not so sure I agree,” he continued. “I think the Cabinet that Trump has put in place is more conservative than even Reagan’s Cabinet. I think that Trump appointing Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is better than we could have ever hoped from either Bush.”
“We have given in to nativism and protectionism,” Flake said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “And I think that, if we’re going to be a governing party in the future, and a majority party, we have got to go back to traditional conservatism, limited government, economic freedom, individual responsibility, respect for free trade. Those are the principles that made us who we are.”