WATCH: John McCain says Rand Paul is “working for Vladimir Putin,” Paul calls McCain “unhinged”
The two Republicans are in the middle of a bitter back-and-forth, and it all started with NATOSKIP TO COMMENTS
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Two prominent Republicans are in the middle of a bitter war of words, and it all started with Russia.
The treaty, which required unanimous consent in the Senate to pass, was opposed by only Paul.
Before Paul voted against the treaty, McCain warned that “if there’s objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin . . . and I do not say that lightly.”
After Paul quickly entered the room, stated his objection, and then wordlessly left, McCain vehemently denounced his actions.
“I note the Senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification or any rationale for the action that he has just taken,” McCain said. “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.”