Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

During a radio interview Sunday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, blasted Hillary Clinton over the email scandal, arguing her judgment in the fiasco shows she lacks the “wisdom” to control the U.S. nuclear arsenal as president.

“I think without question she put the country at risk,” Paul said. “She put her safety at risk. She put the people who protect her at risk by using a server that was not a secure national security type of server.”

Paul continued: “And this goes to judgment and it goes to wisdom. When we elect a president we need to be selective. We need to find someone who has the wisdom to be in charge of the nuclear arsenal. But also someone with the courage and wisdom to defend national security.

“And so I think by her putting her emails out there on an email that could be hacked into, this was a really bad judgement call. This was showing that she lacks the wisdom to be in charge with anything,” he said.

The politician was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online.

Paul said Clinton shouldn’t be seriously considered for the highest office.

“I think you couple this with her inability to defend the consulate in Benghazi and her refusal to leave security there and her belief somehow that the freedom fighters of Libya were adequate, that we shouldn’t defend them by having our soldiers there shows such poor judgement that I really think that we should not consider her in any serious way to be our leader.”

As WND reported earlier, Hillary Clinton’s poor handling of government emails while she was secretary of state has resulted in a federal judge ordering the State Department to work with the FBI to respond to a legal demand for details about her practice.

“We wouldn’t be here today if the employee (Clinton) had followed government policy,” U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said, according to a report from Judicial Watch.

The organization has Freedom of Information Act lawsuits pending over access to information about Clinton’s performance while secretary of state for Barack Obama. Judicial Watch was in court because the FBI recently took physical control of a thumb drive and a computer server reportedly used by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state.

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