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Rand Paul: Debate IQ 'Went Up' Without Trump's 'Empty Blather'

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:37 PM

Rand Paul, who himself dropped out of the last GOP presidential debate after he did not make the main stage, said Wednesday that the news that Donald Trump has decided to boycott Thursday's Fox News/Google debate means the "IQ of the debate went up a couple dozen points."

"Not only am I on the main stage, but we don't have to put up with a lot of empty blather and boastfulness and calling people names," the Kentucky senator told Fox News' "Happening Now" program. "I think we'll actually have the best debate that we've had. And I think a lot of people are still undecided, and they know they're not really getting any serious content from Trump -- they're just getting insults."

Without Trump on the stage, the candidates will have "considerable more time," as much of the debates have been centered at giving Trump more time.

He said he'd rather see more detailed debate about the candidates' tax plans, securing American jobs, and their plans for being fiscally conservative.

Trump's decision to drop out shows his "illusions of grandeur that he thinks he has to dictate everything," Paul continued. "He thinks he has already elected himself king. I say good riddance and we will have a much better debate."

Paul also also commented in the interview about the decision of a Texas grand jury to indict the filmmakers behind a series of sting films on Planned Parenthood, calling the ruling a "condemnation of our grand jury system."

"Some people say a grand jury could indict a ham sandwich," said Paul. "That is probably true. Grand juries have all the advantage of presenting one side of the evidence. You don't get a defense attorney and once indicted, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to vindicate yourself. I think they will be vindicated."

Meanwhile, Paul promised that if elected president, he would not sign any spending bill with money for Planned Parenthood.

"Everything Planned Parenthood does that is legitimate that has to do with disease prevention we already do in community health centers, so there is no reason for any federal government money to go to Planned Parenthood," he said. "I wouldn't sign any bill that had any money and in fact as a senator I won't vote for any bill that has any money for Planned Parenthood."

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Rand Paul, who himself dropped out of the last GOP presidential debate after he did not make the main stage, said Wednesday that the news that Donald Trump has decided to boycott Thursday's Fox News/Google debate means the "IQ of the debate went up a couple dozen points."
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