Gov. Bobby Jindal Slams Rand Paul Over ISIS

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asks Jindal if he really believes Rand Paul's stance on ISIS disqualifies him from being president.
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Transcript for Gov. Bobby Jindal Slams Rand Paul Over ISIS
Another republican looking hard at the race, Louisiana governor bobby jindal, he joins us right now. Governor, thank you for joining us. You heard Ben Carson on Rand Paul, you were even tougher on senator Paul this week saying it's impossible to imagine a president Paul defeating radical Islam. If that's the case, will you refuse to support Rand Paul if he's your party's nominee? George, thank you for having me this morning. I don't think it's going to come to that, I don't think he'll be our party's nominee. I was surprised that it was a republican -- listen to what he said, he said Isis exists because of foreign policy hawks in the republican party, George, that is nonsense. Isis is evil. Isis exists because of radical Islam -- it's radical Islam terrorism. No one is to blame for the existence of Isis, that is reckless, that is almost bizarre rhetoric coming from somebody auditioning to president. What would you do to defeat them right now? First of all, we need a commander in chief who's honest with us. And tell us the real enemy we face. For some reason, he doesn't want to say the words radical islamic terrorist. We need to take the political handcuffs off of our military advisers, the president for example right now has gone to congress saying, giving authorization of military force with a three-year deadline with a ban on ground troops. That's ridiculous. Let's not tell the enemy what we will or will not do. Let's provide arms to the kurds. That we're serious about defeating this enemy. This president with his failed red line with Assad for example in Syria, discouraged Sunni allies in the region to help us. Destroying their ability to hold ground in Iraq and Syria and build the so-called caliphate. Rand Paul's team hit back pretty hard at you this week, calling you a flip-flop on common core, saying you created your state's economy and budget, your response? Look, we have cut our budget, we measure our success by the success of our people not the success of government. Our economy has grown twice as fast as the national economy. Three times as fast job creation. I think the senator a little sensitive. The reality is, we have had a one-term senator from the democratic party who wanted to retreat from the war, project America weakness. We don't need to replace him with a one-term republican senator who also wants to project that weakness. You see Russia on the March in the eastern Ukraine. You see China on the rise in Asia. This is what happens when America tries to retreat from the world. We need peace through strength. We're not going to defeat evil through weakness. Unfortunately, senator Paul doesn't seem to understand that. I know you said you're going to decide about your own run next month, I wonder if you're being overtaken by events. The field continues to grow every single day. You don't seem to be getting any traction. The latest poll out of Iowa, you're tied for 14th. Is it too late? No, George, a couple of things, on the republican side, this will be an earned nomination. Unlike the democratic side, this is not a coronation. I think voters want a big change. They want a president -- not only a republican president, someone who's going to rescue the American dream from becoming the european nightmare. President Obama is drowning us in debt, more government dependence, more regulations and more taxes. That's not the American dream. We need a president who's going to make big changes. I am the only potential presidential candidate that has offered detailed policy on health care, foreign policy, energy and education. We're offering detailed ideas about how to get rid of obamacare. How do you see Ben Carson doing so well, what does that tell you about gop primary voters are looking for? A couple of things. I'm still biased towards governors. I think those who have run something, we're better qualified. We have had two terms of a president who needed on the job training, we can't afford that again. But the great thing is, this will ultimately be up to the voters. I think that in this election, on the republican side, they're not going to commit too late, they're going to want to kick the tires. Every politician says this is the most important election of our lifetime. They want somebody who can actually govern and can make big changes. George, if we don't shrink the size of the federal government, it's going to overtake our economy. We have done that in Louisiana. Incomes aren't rising. We don't see the real growth rate. That we really deserve as the country. Governor, it sounds to me like you're ready to get in. Thank you for joining us this morning. Thank you, George.

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