Ron Paul: Congressional Black Caucus opposes war because they want food stamps
Ron Paul speaking to supporters at a lunch fundraiser in Mesa, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The father of potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed the Congressional Black Caucus only opposed war because they wanted more money for food stamps.

"I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not -- they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here," former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) told Lew Rockwell earlier this month.

Paul's comments were highlighted by BuzzFeed on Tuesday.

Rep. Barbara Lee -- an influential member of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus -- was the only member of Congress to vote against the war in Afghanistan. Lee, along with most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, also voted against the Iraq war.

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