- The Washington Times - Monday, March 10, 2014

Rep. Peter King suggested during a weekend appearance on national television that Sen. Rand Paul is playing on the “lowest common denominator” of political supporters to push his foreign policy views.

For instance, Mr. Paul shouldn’t make comments about Americans fearing a drone strike while drinking coffee at Starbucks, Mr. King said, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

Those types of remarks only drive up constituents’ fears, while playing to Mr. Paul’s political base, Mr. King suggested, Newsmax reported.

“Our real enemy is al Qaeda,” Mr. King said, Newsmax reported. “We have to be concerned about Russia.”

Mr. King faulted Mr. Paul for believing America as “an imperial power” and calling for a retreat from the international stage.

“Nothing can make the world more dangerous that if America” did retreat, Mr. King said, Newsmax reported. “We cannot allow isolationists to take over” the Republican Party.