John McCain and Lindsey Graham Declare War on Rand Paul

open quoteThe anti-Rand Pauls, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, took to the Senate floor this morning to defend killing American citizens at presidential discretion. Graham is doing so live on C-SPAN2 right now, saying that everything you do is a danger to America no matter who or where you are, as long as the U.S. government has decided you have “joined al-Queda,” whatever the hell that means.close quote (Read more)


  1. Wacko Birds

    McCain calls Paul, Cruz, Amash ‘wacko birds’
    By Rachel Weiner

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is continuing to criticize his
    fellow Republicans for their filibuster of incoming CIA
    Director John O. Brennan over drone policy. In an
    interview with the Huffington Post, McCain referred to
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as “wackos.”

    “They were elected, nobody believes that there was
    a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain said. “But
    I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko
    birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”

    Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing ”Rand
    Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.”

    McCain and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) took
    strong exception to the filibuster, saying they support
    the possible use of drones to prevent terrorist attacks
    anywhere in the world. Some Republicans have privately
    worried that the high-profile stand, while garnering a lot
    of positive attention, will ultimately be bad for the party.

    Amash, who has sparred with McCain on Twitter
    before, replied:

    Sen McCain called @senrandpaul @sentedcruz & me
    “wacko birds.” Bravo, Senator. You got us. Did you come
    up with that at #DinnerWithBarack?

    — Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) March 8, 2013

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince
    Priebus, on the other hand, thinks the filibuster was
    “completely awesome.”

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