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Rand Paul on Iran: ‘I’m Really Proud of President Trump for Showing Restraint’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded President Donald Trump’s decision not to launch a retaliatory strike against Iran in the wake of incidents in the Middle East that include alleged interference in international shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf and the downing of a U.S. unmanned aircraft. Paul described Trump as a “statesman” given he showed restraint under those conditions. “You know, I’m really proud of President Trump for showing restraint,” he said. “It really takes a statesman to show restraint amidst a chorus…

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Trump: I Don’t Need Congressional Approval Before Striking Iran

During a portion of an interview with Hill.TV released on Monday, President Trump said he doesn’t need approval from Congress before launching strikes against Iran. Trump said, “I like the idea of keeping Congress abreast, but I wouldn’t have to do that.” Trump also responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) assertion that he needs Congressional approval by stating, “I disagree. … I do like keeping them abreast, but I don’t have to do it legally.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/gMp3auLjYTI/

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Trump: I Will Fill Any SCOTUS Vacancy That Arises Between Now and Election

During a portion of an interview with Hill.TV released on Monday, President Trump stated that if a Supreme Court vacancy opens up between now and 2020, he will nominate someone to fill the vacancy. After Trump said he would “Absolutely” nominate someone to fill any vacancy that arises between now and 2020, Hill.TV host Saagar Enjeti asked, “But do you square that with Merrick Garland?” Trump answered, “No. I have a lot of respect for Judge Garland, by the way. I have to tell you that.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett…

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