Uh oh, Senators John McCain and Rand Paul are having a fight! It started Wednesday in the Senate when McCain (R-Not Russia) put on his angry pants and accused Paul of being a person who works for Vladimir Putin, just like a common pal of Donald Trump’s! Harsh words from John McCain, who haaaaaaates Putin, like any patriotic American does.
Politico explains the little tiff happened because the Senate is debating letting the tiny nation of Montenegro into NATO. Pretty much everybody supports it, because NATO is a very good alliance, and Montenegro seems nice enough, yeah? Well, Putin doesn’t like it, because Montenegro is on the foreign part of the globe called the “Balkans,” and Putin doesn’t want countries over there joining up with NATO, because it limits his sphere of influence. So! By the estimation of one Senator WALNUTS!!! from Arizona, if you don’t support letting Montenegro into NATO, you are SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, RAND PAUL.
On the Senate floor, John McCain said there are literally no reasons in the world to oppose letting Montenegro into NATO, and if you object, you are essentially doing Putin’s bidding. So of course, Rand Paul got up to object, and then promptly queened right out of the room, all melodramatic and such. John McCain noticed!
Mr. President, I note the senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification or any rationale for the action 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!
Maybe he had to take a big libertarian poop, or examine somebody’s eyes, because of how he is a “doctor.”
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.
You know, accusing people of working for Putin is a pretty touchy thing in DC these days, since AHEM COUGH YOU KNOW.
McCain also noted that Russia is trying to “dismember” Montenegro, and the country has been “subject to an attempted coup,” so COME ON RAND PAUL, stop being in bed with Vladimir Putin all the time, can you?
Now, of course, Rand Paul’s office says he is not working for Putin, but rather objects to defending the tiny nation from Russia because “blah blah libertarian blah blah $20 trillion debt blah blah reasons,” because he’s always like that. Or maybe he really is working for Putin! Should we do an investigation into Rand Paul? Could be fun!
Thursday morning, Rand Paul CONTINUED his little fight with McCain on “Morning Joe,” saying that “You know, I think he makes a really, really strong case, you know, for term limits.” He continued, “I think maybe he’s past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.” Then Paul explained that McCain is a mean warmongering anger bear who wants to do war with every nation in the world. VIOLENCE! FISTICUFFS! FIGHTIN’ WORDS!
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 16, 2017
Anyway, it’s funny when Republican senators fight.
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