Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul made stops in South Carolina Tuesday.
Speaking on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said if troops are needed to fight ISIS in the Middle East, they should not be American soldiers.
“Boots on the ground ought to be Saudi Boots, Iraqi Boots, Kuwaiti Boots, Qatari Boots, but no U.S. troops.” Paul said. The senator added he is not opposed to the entire way that the U.S. is dealing with the ISIS crisis in the Middle East, he just doesn’t like how the president went about doing it.
Also on his stop on the USC campus, Paul said the Republican Party is interested in what younger voters have on their minds. His visit to South Carolina was aimed at the youth vote. Later that afternoon, Sen. Paul also spoke at the College of Charleston.
The senator, who has not yet said if he is running for president in 2016, has made several trips to the Palmetto State. He visited a York County GOP fundraiser back in late August. Last year, he spoke to cadets at The Citadel.