Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is perhaps the most unbiased representative in Washington, currently. He continues to be critical of the left, the neoconservatives, and even President Trump, yet works across the aisle with Senators such as Cory Booker (D-NJ) on criminal justice reform, and has given credit to our new president where it is due.
Immediately following the 2016 election, Senator Paul played an instrumental role to ensure that John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani did not make it into President Trump’s cabinet. Fearing what may happen if Trump surrounded himself with establishment neocons, Paul stood at the front of the #NeverBolton movement, and may have single handedly kept them out of power.
Senator Paul’s persistence against the neocons still continues to rage on. When asked about John McCain on ABC This Week, the Kentucky Senator did not mince words.
“If I were to look at foreign policy, I would say John McCain has been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades. He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East. If you look at the map, there’s probably at least 6 different countries where John McCain has advocated for having US boots on the ground. John McCain’s complaint is we’re either not at war somewhere, or if we’re at war, we leave too soon. So if we’re not there soon enough, and he wants us to stay forever wherever we send troops.”
Watch the exchange below:
Original Image: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta