Senator John “Songbird” McCain (R-AZ), who was crucial in helping to create the Islamic State and an insane traitor masquerading as an American hero, stood with a straight face on the Senate floor and declared that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and those who oppose Montenegro being allowed to join NATO are “achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin.”
Now, McCain can hardly be taken seriously seeing that he has his hands too dirty from helping to create the Islamic State by arming, funding and training Islamic jihadists in Syria.
McCain warned before the vote that “If there’s objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin…and I do not say that lightly.”
Paul then entered the Senate chamber, voted against the accession protocol, and exited.
“The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no argument to be made,” McCain said after Paul walked out. “The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”
Immediately after McCain made his statement and called for the US to allow the treaty to advance Montenegro into NATO, Paul objected and then left the Senate.
“That is really remarkable,” McCain said. “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.”
“The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no argument to be made,” he said. “The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”
Wow! Based on what Johnny? Your senile, old mind? Perhaps Paul actually holds to his principles rather than doing what “98 of his colleagues” are doing.
While McCain didn’t think there was a reason for Paul to object and ridiculed him based on an objection with no explanation, Senator Paul issued a statement to address his objection.
“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),” Paul said. “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,” he said.
I completely agree. Why are we continually entangled in this mess? Why are we not dealing with our own problems responsibly at home rather than policing the world and continuing to mount more and more debt on our children’s children while apparently building an empire across the globe?
McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said Paul’s explanation was not enough. “The overwhelming majority of senators who support this treaty, and certainly the people of Montenegro, deserved an explanation from Senator Paul on the Senate floor as to why he sought to prevent this small, brave country from joining in the defense of the free world,” she said.
Well, that’s just fine and dandy that McCain thinks that because a lot of people agree on something and Paul differs because we simply do not have the financial capability nor the military power to fulfill those obligations. However, it is a valid reason and McCain, instead of actually addressing what Paul pointed out, which he has consistently held to for many years, demonstrates that McCain has no answer for Paul’s objection. He is just fine spending everyone else’s money and potentially sending our people off to war, which he may just be making a profit because of such actions.
Recall that in February, Senator Paul made no bones about John McCain being a warmonger. He told ABC’s “This Week,” “Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he’s got running with President Trump, and it should be taken with a grain of salt, because John McCain’s the guy who’s advocated for war everywhere.”
.@RandPaul: On foreign policy, Sen. John McCain “has been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades.” #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/9e50XXrRLF
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 19, 2017
“He would bankrupt the nation. We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge, because I think we’d be in perpetual war,” Paul added and stated that McCain had a history of being wrong on major foreign policy questions.
“I would say John McCain’s been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades,” Paul said. “He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East. If you look at the map, there’s probably at least six different countries where John McCain has advocated for us having boots on the ground.
There, Senator McCain! There’s Paul’s reasons, now let’s have a real response from you, if you are even able to respond. As for McCain, he can’t seem to look after US veterans in his own state. So, who exactly is he working for?
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