Sen. Rand Paul isn’t happy about John McCain’s attacks on President Trump while traveling overseas.
The Kentucky Senator unloaded on his fellow Republican after McCain compared Trump’s actions to those of a dictator, and he expressed what many have been feeling about McCain since he joined the Never Trump side of the GOP.
Check it out, via The Hill:
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media.
He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election.
Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.
He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.
“Everything that he 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 on ABC’s “This Week.”
Indeed. It’s apparent that McCain’s angst toward Trump goes beyond policy and appears to be personal, especially since Trump is promising to strengthen the military and McCain heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, so one would think he’d love a GOP president. However, he’s shown anything but love for Trump, which could lead to him losing his seat when he faces re-election again.
After all, the people want the swamp in Washington drained, and McCain has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s one of the creatures that’s been living in it.