McCain accuses Rand Paul of ‘working for Vladimir Putin,’ gets hammered in...

McCain accuses Rand Paul of ‘working for Vladimir Putin,’ gets hammered in response

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John "McRINO" McCain, the alleged Republican Senator from Arizona, accuses Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin.
McRINO McCain Rand Paul Putin
John “McRINO” McCain, the alleged Republican Senator from Arizona, accuses Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin.

On Wednesday, Sen. John “McRINO” McCain, the alleged Republican from Arizona, accused Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., of “working for Vladimir Putin” when the Kentucky Republican objected to a unanimous consent motion to advance a bill to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO.  Paul responded by calling McCain “unhinged” and “past his prime.”

“If there is objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin. You’re achieving the objectives of trying to dismember this small country that has already been the subject of [an] attempted coup. I have no idea why anyone would object to this, except that I will say, if they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin, and I do not say that lightly,” McCain said.

McCain asked for unanimous consent, adding:

“I note the senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification, or rather — or any rationale for the action that he has just taken. That is really remarkable, that a senator, blocking a treaty, that is supported by the overwhelming number, perhaps 98, at least, of his colleagues, would come to the floor, and object, and walk away, and walk away. The only conclusion you can draw, when he walks away, is he has no argument to be made. He has no justification, for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians. So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

Paul told Breitbart:

“Currently, the United States has troops in dozens of countries and is actively fighting in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen (with the occasional drone strike in Pakistan).  In addition, the United States is pledged to defend 28 countries in NATO.  It is unwise to expand the monetary and military obligations of the United States given the burden of our $20 trillion debt.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Paul said:

You know, I think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he’s past his prime; I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.  I do think that when we talk about NATO, there can be a rational discussion about the pros and cons of expanding it. We currently have troops, combat troops, in about six nations. We have troops actively just stationed in probably a couple dozen others. We have a $20 trillion debt. And one of my favorite articles of the last couple years is one that talked about the angry McCains, and if they — if we put active troops and got involved in combat where McCain wants us to be, they put a little angry McCain on the globe, on the map. And it’s virtually everywhere. So his foreign policy is something that would greatly endanger the United States, greatly overextend us. And there has to be the thought whether or not it’s in our national interest to pledge to get involved with a war if Montenegro has an altercation with anyone.

There’s also another argument, is that when you ask the people of Montenegro, only about 40 percent or slightly less are actually in favor of this. They are close to Russia, they’re close to being sort of, like Ukraine, in the transition from Europe to Asia. Perhaps it would be good to be like Switzerland and be more neutral and trade with both.  So, there’s a lot of considerations but to call someone somehow an enemy of the state or a traitor might be considered by most reasonable people to be a little over the top.

Here’s video of McCain’s offensive comments:

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