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Rand Paul 2016: 12 Noteworthy Tweets by GOP Presidential Hopeful

By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 08:37 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will most likely announce in the spring that he will seek the 2016 GOP nomination for president. As a Republican with a significant libertarian following, he is considered a viable contender in a large field of potential presidential hopefuls.

Sen. Rand Paul is active on social media and his profile on Twitter reads, "I fight for the Constitution, individual liberty and the freedoms that make this country great." With more 512,000 followers to his Twitter account alone, when Rand Paul tweets, his supporters listen.

Here are 12 noteworthy tweets by GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul:


1. In a rather cheeky tweet that referred to Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's role in helping Democrats lose in the 2014 midterms, Rand Paul tweeted a photo with the hashtag #HillarysLosers.



2. A retweet by Rand Paul is yet another indication that Rand Paul intends to run for president in 2016.



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3. In reference to a debate on the authorization of force against Islamic State militants, Rand Paul reminded people of the potential repercussion of a legislator's vote. On the issue of a formal Declaration of War against the terror group ISIS, Paul said, "The president, I think in his arrogance has assumed he doesn’t even need to ask.”



4.
Rand Paul wrote an article for Breitbart in which he said Benghazi was "one of the worst intelligence failures in our history, a strategic blunder that resulted in the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans." In this tweet, he took Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton to task for her insensitive remark during the U.S. House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi. 



5.
At Thanksgiving, Rand Paul was especially thankful for the return of a young girl kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram.



6. Rand Paul weighed in on the events in Ferguson, Missouri. In an editorial he contributed to Time, Paul wrote, "The failure of the War on Poverty has created a culture of violence and put police in a nearly impossible situation." 



7. Rand Paul also asked protestors in Ferguson to act wisely and avoid violence.



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8.
Rand Paul shared "Saturday Night Live"'s "Schoolhouse Rock" spoof on President Obama's amnesty action on illegal immigration.



9. Rand Paul's sharp sense of humor comes into play in this lighthearted but significant tweet on President Obama's disregard for the Constitution.



10. After President Obama indicated he was "irritated" but did not feel "repudiated" after losing the U.S. Senate to Republicans, Rand Paul tweeted a sharp response.



11. Rand Paul has some fiscal advice for the new Congress.



12. Before the 2014 midterm elections, Rand Paul wrote an editorial for Reason in which he stated, "It is apparent now more than ever that our government has grown out of control — and under Democratic leadership, it will only continue to infringe upon our civil liberties." Here he makes a strong statement against powerful government agencies.



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