The U.S. senator from Kentucky started the morning headlining the Politics and Eggs event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.
“By him hedging his bets, by him being a big Clinton donor, it’s questionable and he says he may not support the Republican nominee, so could he support Hillary Clinton? Or will he run as a third party candidate?” Paul said.
Paul was still throwing political jabs at Trump still swinging after last week’s heated debate and Monday’s conference call, addressing the Trump factor.
“This has gone on long enough that someone needs to call out the lack of logic, the lack of substance and that we’re not in junior high anymore,” Paul said.
Paul, a fiscal conservative, told a room of about 200 people that it’s time to make the federal government revenue neutral, and while national security is a priority, cuts and audits at the Pentagon are part of the fiscal diet he would put the country on.
“Every Republican — all 55 of them running for president — will tell you they’re for a balanced budget amendment. How many will vote for a balanced budget? I put forward three budgets. I think I topped out at 17 votes,” said Paul.
Social Security, national security and term limits for politicians were covered at the event.
Paul, a doctor, was also asked about his approach to the heroin crisis.
“Right now we have some crazy rule that if you’re a doctor who treats addiction you can only have 100 patients period in your practice,” said Paul. “So, I am for a bill that is a bipartisan bill that would allow doctors to treat more patients. None of it’s a final answer or final cure, but it’s trying to make a bad problem less bad.”
Paul will be in New Hampshire for the next two days for a five-county campaign swing.
He said he’s pleased with recent polling that put him in the middle of the Republican pack and still edging out Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup.
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