Ron Paul: Green Party’s Jill Stein ‘the Best on Foreign Policy’

October 3, 2016

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul told MSNBC on Monday that the Green Party’s presidential nominee, Jill Stein, is the "best on foreign policy."

Paul, a former Republican who has since declared himself a Libertarian, talked with host Thomas Roberts about the upcoming election and what qualifies a nominee to serve as president.

Before the interview began, Roberts asked the question, "Who is the former Texas congressman supporting this election cycle?"

The answer appears to be Jill Stein.

Although Paul has declined to endorse any candidate, he said he mentioned Stein’s name because "I have to look for bits and pieces in all the candidates to come up and try to put it together and have a libertarian message."

Roberts asked Paul if Stein had reached out to him for a formal endorsement. Paul said he has not been in talks with the campaign but claimed, "She is probably the best on foreign policy at the moment."

Stein’s website says under the foreign policy section reads: "End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50 percent, and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire."

As for fellow Libertarian Gary Johnson, Paul was not enthusiastic.

"He does not come across with a crisp libertarian message," Paul said.

Johnson has made two big foreign policy flubs in the past month. He was unable to state his opinion on Aleppo and could not name a single foreign leader he admired.