Get a Grip John! Senator McCain Accuses Senator Paul of Being a Putin Operative

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Update at the end

Senator McCain suggested on the Senate floor Thursday that anyone disagreeing with him about allowing Montenegro to join NATO is working for Russian President Putin. His comments were directed at Rand Paul who would not agree to it.

If you disagree with Progressive Republican McCain, you’re naturally a Russian operative.

McCain doesn’t understand why Paul is disagreeing with 98 senators. How could they all be wrong he suggested. In reality, numbers don’t equal right. For example, all the Germans were wrong in 1930’s Germany.

Paul and McCain have been feuding and it got a whole lot worse when Paul didn’t support a treaty that would allow tiny little Montenegro to join NATO.

If you disagree with allowing the inclusion, you’re a Russian operative according to McCain.

“If there’s objection,” McCain warned, “you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin. If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin, and I do not say that lightly.”

Actually he does say that lightly.

Paul responded saying, “I object,” then abruptly left the Senate.

McCain faulted him for leaving after his accusations, “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. The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no argument to be made.”

“The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin,” McCain concluded.

Senator Paul issued a statement to Business Insider, stating it would be “unwise to expand the monetary and military obligations of the United States given the burden of our $20 trillion debt.”

“Currently, the United States has troops in dozens of countries and is actively fighting in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen (along with the occasional drone strike in Pakistan). In addition, the United States is pledged to defend 28 countries in NATO.”

Apparently, the Senate has to unanimously agree before a nation can join NATO, which is what set McCain off.

Last month, Paul said of McCain, “He would bankrupt the nation. We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge because I think we’d be in perpetual war.”

Oh, boy, he’s got that right.

Are we really going to pledge to go to war, send money and troops to Montenegro?  Why can’t Paul disagree without being accused of working with Putin?

What really needs to be done is to backbench McCain and Graham — take them off the key committees and make them as irrelevant as they need to be.

In an UPDATE, Senator Paul said he’s “unhinged” and he – McCain – “makes a good case for term limits.”

McCain sees Russians like alcoholics see pink elephants. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

4 COMMENTS

  1. McCain said Montenegro is under assault by Russia, one of his many lies.

    In a decent republican party McCain would have been under attack from multiple directions, for many years, and would already be gone.

    • They’re under attack by George Soros and his leftist minions but Mccain doesn’t care about that.

  2. McCain has some serious issues that, I think, make him unfit to be in the Senate. Because another Senator has a different perspective that qualifies calling him an agent of Putin.
    I have serious concerns about McCain, and also Lindsay Graham, both of which are doing everything in their power to create events that could lead to an all out war with Russia. We have tanks along the border with Russia doing military exercises. It wouldn’t take much for a spark to ignite to a point where things get out of hand. This is what some are saying.

    Well now the US Army is going to move a battalion sized group, about 1,000 soldiers, to eastern Poland about 100 miles from Russia. It will stay for about six months staring in March 2017, and probably be replaced in kind. Lt. General Ben Hodges, commander US Army Europe, said, “When the U.S. is serious about something, we put money on it and people on it. We need to transition from assurance to deterrence. A big part of this is our enhanced forward presence to Poland.” So the force is meant to be a deterrent, to wit a trip-wire. Those are not enough to stop a Russian invasion. But if Russia were to come across, the force would defend Poland to the last drop of blood and the US would have to retaliate with massive force, including nuclear weapons. Romania will contribute some forces, and the entire force will integrate with the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade. Hodges said, “Ideally this will deter our enemies by adjusting their planning. They will see that NATO would be too costly to attack.”

    I suggest, as a country, we be just a bit less self-righteous. Rand Paul put it correctly in the many areas of conflict we are currently in. Rep. Rohrbacher also made effective points in the Russian Disinformation Hearing. Ever since H.W. Bush we have escalated involvement in many many parts of the Globe. This simply cannot be dismissed in its perception by the Russians. To many this can be a sign of an Imperialistic country. When one country has the aim of regime change in country after country this begins to look suspicious by others. In the first Iraq War Moscow certainly wasn’t in opposition but since then Our stance has been much more assertive.

    We must not forget that Russia has a serious concern Now over terrorism. Even though they did give support to such entities in the past after the Beslan School Massacre that seems to have changed to where they are much more interested in its defeat. Early on Russia was criticized in how forcefully they dealt with such attacks. They were ruthless in this pursuit. This is one enemy that must be eradicated in every vestibule it inhabits. This is an enemy that does NOT fear death but welcomes it. It therefore necessitates its complete removal.

    It seems McCain and others have a distorted view of history. They make claims regarding Ukraine, Crimea etc. Well, my grandparents emigrated From Russia in the late 1800’s. ALL the paperwork refers TO Russia. The area they came from is NOW “called” Ukraine. Does McCain and Graham, both of whom visited Ukraine recently and pushed for war, realize OR understand that many Ukrainians actually consider themselves Russian. THAT is why a pro-Russian president Was elected. It was the U.S. who facilitated the overthrow of That government. We DO NOT have clean hands in all this and the public should be made better aware of what is truly going on.

  3. Rand Paul on MSNBC: 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. Thank you Rand Paul!!!! get the word out, some of these politicians are overdue for retirement!!!!!!!

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