Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s comments about Paul’s foreign policy.

“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul,” Cruz said on ABC News’ “This Week.” “He and I are good friends. But I don’t agree with him on foreign policy. I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world, and I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did […] The United States has a responsibility to defend our values.”

“We always have been good friends, I’m not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views […] I think sometimes people wanna stand up and say, ‘Hey look at me, I’m the next Ronald Reagan,’” Paul said.

Paul said he believes in Reagan’s foreign policy, which includes peace through strength.

The Kentucky senator also stressed the importance of energy independence in light of the Ukraine crisis.

Watch his full interview above.

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