Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was accompanied by former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on his walk to the Senate floor for votes on Tuesday, when he responded to Jeb Bush announcing he’ll “actively explore” a presidential bid.
“I think we have a big tent, and we can use moderates, conservatives, libertarians — we need ’em all,” the libertarian-leaning senator and expected 2016 presidential candidate told inquiring reporters in the Capitol.
Can Bush win the Republican nomination?
“You know, I think the more the merrier. The public will determine that,” Paul said.
The senator declined to take any more questions, saying he was trying to have a conversation with Kucinich. Kucinich, a progressive firebrand during his time in Congress, wouldn’t say what brought him to the Capitol.
Spotted in the Capitol: Rand Paul and Dennis Kucinich chatting pic.twitter.com/cY6frq8IG7
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 16, 2014