This morning’s must-read is from Manu Raju of Politico.
In a soaring speech on the University of Louisville campus [with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sitting behind him, Sen. Marco] Rubio made the case for American military might around the world, vowing that the U.S cannot ‘retreat’ from international conflicts … He didn’t mention Paul by name, other than when he corrected a questioner who thought … [Rubio] recently called for the elimination of the Department of Education. ‘I actually think that was your other senator’s speech,’ Rubio said as he flashed a grin
… Rubio’s remarks come just as Paul has been trying to clamp down on federal dollars spent on foreign aid and as the Kentucky freshman has been pushing for a ‘less aggressive’ American role in the world … “‘We can’t solve every humanitarian crisis on the planet,” … Rubio told a concert hall filled with young adults and middle-aged Kentucky voters. ‘But we also cannot retreat from the world. … The alternative to U.S. [engagement] on the global stage is chaos.”
More from Raju here.