Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said he was wary of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) description of illegal immigration as an “act of love.”
“You know, I think he might have been more artful, maybe, in the way he presented this. But I don’t want to say, oh, he’s terrible for saying this. If it were me, what I would have said is, people who seek the American dream are not bad people,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.” “However, we can’t invite the whole world. When you say they’re doing an act of love and you don’t follow it up with, but we have to control the border, people think well because they’re doing this for kind reasons that the whole world can come to our country.”
The senator also expressed skepticism about his own chances in a potential White House bid.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Paul if he should be considered the 2016 frontrunner after doing well in a few straw polls.
“You know, I don’t know if that’s good luck or bad luck,” Paul said about winning in the polls.