Paul is leading the way to oppose Trump's picks for CIA Director and Secretary of State. Trump has tapped Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, who Paul believes is a departure to George W. Bush-era foreign policy.
"I'm perplexed by the nomination of people who love the Iraq War so much that they would advocate for a war with Iran next. I think it goes against most of the things President Trump campaigned on," Paul said.
Paul also opposes Trump's pick for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, for showing "joyful glee at someone who is being tortured." She served under George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama, and had a direct role in the administration of the deep state's controversial enhanced interrogation programs.