Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) went on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday talk show and criticized John McCain (R-AZ), claiming that had he ever become president, we would be constantly be at war around the globe.
“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 said, adding, “He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East.”
The Kentucky senator continued, “If you look at the map, there are probably at least six different countries where John McCain has advocated for us having boots on the ground.”
Paul had much nicer things to say about President Trump, proclaiming that the United States is “very lucky” to have elected Trump to the White House.
Asked about McCain’s recent harsh criticisms leveled at President Trump’s battle with the mainstream media, Paul said McCain just has a “personal dispute” with the president.
“Everything McCain 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.”, Paul said, adding, “I would say John McCain’s been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades.”
Ouch. Put aloe on that burn, Senator McCain.
McCain is indeed an American war hero. But it may be time for him to retire. He’s an old-school, establishment Republican who doesn’t understand that the world has changed, and America has changed. Americans no longer want to shed blood and sacrifice national treasure to help promote Democracy where it is not wanted or understood.
And isn’t it great to see Sen. Rand Paul, a former Republican nominee rival, rally around and support our rambunctious new president?
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