Senator John McCain has accused Rand Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin,” as the latter blocked NATO accession for Montenegro.
Senator from Arizona, John McCain, accused Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, of “working for Vladimir Putin.” The statement was made after Paul blocked NATO accession for Montenegro.
“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 said after Paul opposed to approve NATO membership for Montenegro, proposed by McCain’s bill, and left the room.
“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. So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”
As some experts noted, McCain apparently believes that the fact that another Senator is not on the same page with him is enough to accuse him of disloyalty and allegiance to a foreign power. Or maybe to yell “Russia” is another new strategy, used by clueless politicians, when they can’t win an argument.