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Rand Paul warns Paul Ryan that purges could hurt a Prez bid?

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

Appearing on the Peter Schiff Show today, Sen. Rand Paul seemed to take a swing at Rep. Paul Ryan.

When asked about the conservative House Members who were purged from committee assignments earlier this week, Paul said it was because they voted against Ryan’s budget — which he called  ”the Republican establishment budget.”

At the end of the segment, Paul warned, “I don’t know if any of these people want to run for president — maybe they’re going to have to explain why they wanted to purge people from their committees who believe in balancing the budget.”

Note: Schiff’s YouTube clip implies Paul was taking a shot at Speaker John Boehner. But Paul Ryan is much more likely to run for president — and he chairs the budget committee (where some Members were purged.)