Lincoln Chafee: U.S. Should Switch to Metric

Democratic presidential hopeful Lincoln Chafee is calling out his heavily-favored opponent’s trustworthiness in an interview with FBN’s Trish Regan.

When asked by Regan if Hillary Clinton has a credibility problem, Chafee responded: "Absolutely… politicians, their word should be gold and that’s what the people expect.”

Talking about the growing threat of ISIS in the Middle East, Chafee said it will require more than just U.S. action to prevent the terror organization from making more inroads in the region.

“We have to work with the Saudis, we have to work with the Iranians, we have to work with the Jordanians, we have to work with the Israelis, we have to work with the Turks, the Europeans and the Russians,” said Chafee. “This is an international issue and it stretches across North Africa into Egypt, Libya, even into Nigeria with Boko Haram.”

The former U.S. senator and Rhode Island governor is making headlines as a proponent of the U.S. switching to the metric system, which he said the country will benefit from in multiple ways.

“It’s going to be good for our economy, that’s why these other countries are doing it," Chafee said. “It’s good for our scientific community… it’s a proposal that’s overdue. The time has come. I’m sure the business community would be advocating for this change, as they did back in the 1970s and under Reagan too in the 80s.”

He added: “The United States has to be less unilateral and more international. This is one symbolic step into that international arena.”

Currently, America is one of only three countries (the other two are Liberia and Myanmar) that don’t use the metric system.