John Bolton

J. Tyler Franklin

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul celebrated President Donald Trump’s firing of national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, saying that the “chances of war go down greatly” with Bolton leaving the White House.

Paul has long criticized Bolton as being a war hawk who is too aggressive on foreign policy issues.

In a press call shortly after Bolton’s ouster, Paul said the president has surrounded himself with people who don’t want to intervene in foreign conflicts.