People tend to think of the House of Representatives is where all of the “action” is, but sometimes things get very heated in the Senate. It’s no secret that John McCain of Arizona and Rand Paul of Kentucky are not the best of friends, but an objection by Paul on the floor of the Senate had McCain seeing red.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Wednesday accused Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., of “working for Vladimir Putin” after Paul blocked consideration of a treaty that would allow Montenegro into the United Nations.
McCain tried to call up the treaty and warned that anyone blocking it would be helping Russia maintain its influence over the small country across the Adriatic Sea from Italy.
“If there’s objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin,” McCain warned. “If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin, and I do not say that lightly.”
Apparently, Rand Paul immediately objected and did not offer a reason for doing so. McCain did not hold back:
“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,” McCain concluded.
Oof. That is rather….harsh. Though I think it is fair that Rand Paul explains himself. We’ll see how this progresses.