Paul Questions Chemical Attack in Syria: Assad Either 'Dumbest Dictator' or He Didn't Do It
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that the recent chemical attack in Syria "galvanized the world against" President Bashar al-Assad, but he remains skeptical about who actually carried out the attack.
Paul said that either Assad did not carry out the attack, or he "is the dumbest dictator on the planet Earth."
"Ten guys with machine guns are much more lethal than this attack was," he said on "America's Newsroom."
Paul said he doesn't have evidence either way that would indicate who carried out the attack.
The chemical attack killed dozens in a town near Damascus. It unfolded amid a resumed offensive by the Syrian government.
The Assad regime has denied responsibility, but the Pentagon has said government forces were behind the deadly strike.
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 9, 2018
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Monday that Syrian and Russian officials allegedly blocked investigators from entering the site of the attack.
Watch more above, and read more about the chemical attack in Douma.