The Russians and their undercover operatives are everywhere, even working within the highest levels of the American government, at least according to Senator John McCain whose hunt for Russian agents has now led him to fellow lawmaker Rand Paul.
Earlier today Senator John McCain (R-AZ) feuded with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) over the advancing of a bill to approve the country of Montenegro’s bid to gain entry into NATO. Senator Paul objected to the measure, which didn’t go over too well with McCain as according to him if you oppose this bill then, “You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin… trying to dismember this small country which has already been the subject an attempted coup.”
McCain continued his ranting and said, “If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin and I do not say that lightly.”
The fact that McCain felt the need to emphasize the impact of that statement indicates he really does believe that Rand Paul, son of famed Senator Dr. Ron Paul, in deep in bed with the Russian government.
A short time later, after McCain requested unanimous consent to move the bill forward, Paul took the stand and raised his objection to the bill before dramatically exiting the room, perhaps in attempts to avoid the “Russian agent” accusations which were coming his way.
Next, in what can only be describes as a rehash of cold-war era hysteria and paranoia, John McCain announced to the Senate floor that Rand Paul was indeed an agent for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In response, McCain began railing against Paul, his voice trembling with anger: “I note the senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification or any rationale for the action he has just taken. 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.”
McCain followed up with his accusations by saying, “The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians.”
Of course, it can’t be that Rand Paul disagrees with the United States pledging to defend yet another third world country, along with pledging military obligations and funding to a nation that I’d wager most Americans have never even heard of.
Just to make sure that everyone was clear on what McCain was accusing Paul of, he ended his remarks by clearly stating that Kentucky senator is working directly for Vladimir Putin.
“So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin”, McCain said.
Rand Paul responded in a statement following the exchange:
Currently, the United States has troops in dozens of countries and is actively fighting in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen (with the occasional drone strike in Pakistan). In addition, the United States is pledged to defend 28 countries in NATO. It is unwise to expand the monetary and military obligations of the United States given the burden of our $20 trillion debt.
I have a feeling that statement of logic on Rand Paul’s part is not going to cut it with McCain, as the only reason for opposing his agenda must be due to Putin influence over him and he is now a Russian agent.
The feud with Rand Paul has been simmering for years, as McCain accused him of being and “isolationist” and called the senator a “wacko bird” in 2013. I suppose to a globalist such as McCain, any politician who wants to do what’s right for America, rather than the rest of the world, is viewed as an “isolationist” working on behalf of the Russians.
McCain has become something of a hero for anti-Trump liberals and the mainstream media, as he has been a constant figure in the news with claims of Trump Russia connections, stating that there are ‘lots of shoes to drop from this centipede’, in reference to the probes taking place.
“This whole issue of the relationship with the Russians and who communicated with them and under what circumstances clearly cries out for an investigation,” said McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. “But I would also point out we should not assume guilt until we have a thorough investigation. I’m not judging anyone guilty.”
Apparently McCain is judging Rand Paul guilty, as he plainly stated today that Paul is “now working for Vladimir Putin”. By the way, the entire “relationship” between Trump and Russia that McCain is referring to is the fact that there were a handful of communications with the Russian Ambassador, two of which were made in an officially capacity by Jeff Sessions as a member of the Armed Services Committee.
Fellow lawmakers be forewarned, if you cross Senator John McCain then you will be branded a traitor, Russian agent and stooge for Vladimir Putin, despite any legitimate arguments you may have.