Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. says a presidential race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky next year "would be good for the country."
The son of the late Sen. Bobby Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV
that he will support Clinton in her bid for the White House.
But also believes that Paul has shown leadership skills on security issues facing the United States.
"I would love to see Rand Paul [as the GOP pick] because Rand Paul on the security … issues is, you know that he makes a lot of sense.... On the security issues he's really one of the only people out there."
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Paul, a Kentucky Republican, succeeded in blocking Senate renewal of the NSA's authority to collect massive amounts of Americans' phone calls and emails. That stalled an agreement by Senate Republicans to debate a House bill to overhaul the NSA's handling of information.
Kennedy — a longtime environmental activist and editor of the book "Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak,"
published by Skyhorse — said a Clinton-Paul matchup would be "good for the country because it would be a real debate about what's important for this country."
And what about Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who recently declared he's challenging Clinton for the Democratic nod?
"I love Bernie Sanders too. Bernie Sanders is, you know, he's one of the real politicians of integrity out there. It's good for the Democratic Party to have competition. It will be good for Hillary," Kennedy said.
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