John McCain: Rand Paul Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin


After the Kentucky senator objected to a bill advancing Montenegro’s push for NATO membership, McCain lost his cool and accused his colleague of being a Putin operative.

The long-simmering war between Sens. John McCain and Rand Paul boiled over on Wednesday when the Arizona lawmaker directly accused his colleague of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While speaking from the Senate floor in support of a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), McCain noted objection from his Kentucky colleague, saying that if you oppose the measure, “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: “If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin and I do not say that lightly.” Several moments later, after the 80-year-old senator asked for unanimous consent to move the bill forward, Paul took the mic to raise his objection before dramatically exiting the room. 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.”

He then directly connected Paul to the Russian government: “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.” In a statement to The Daily Beast, a McCain spokesperson clarified the senator’s words, writing: “Senator McCain believes that the person who benefits the most from Congress’s failure to ratify Montenegro’s ascension to NATO is Vladimir Putin, whose government has sought to destroy the NATO alliance, erode confidence in America’s commitments to its allies, overthrow the duly-elected government of Montenegro, and undermine democratic institutions throughout Europe.”

His office further stated: “Senator McCain, and certainly the people of Montenegro, would appreciate an explanation from Senator Paul as to why he sought to prevent this small, brave country from joining in the defense of the free world.” In response, Paul avoided the over-the-top nature of McCain’s initial attack, instead commenting on the policy issue at hand. “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),” he told The Daily Beast. “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.”

Paul’s NATO-skeptic words notably echo those of President Trump, who ran on backing away from involvement with the alliance, having called it “obsolete” and lamented how it “costs us a fortune.” McCain, of course, vehemently opposed such words. The Arizona senator’s brusk accusation is the latest controversy to emerge from the Senate floor. Little more than a month ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut off Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King suggesting Sen. Jeff Sessions actively worked to block the black vote. Citing a Senate rule against impugning the motive of a colleague, McConnell reprimanded Warren. The majority leader’s office did not immediately respond to request for comment on whether McConnell plans to similarly punish McCain for suggesting his colleague works for the Russian government.


OMG McCain Shut up. McCain & his lap dog Graham need to go home and retire. Can Arizona and South Carolina use some rule and redo the election for those states? These two are a disgrace. McCain is a democrat, he just needs to flip sides.


The fact that John McCain is allowed to speak in public–let alone hold office–is a testament to the fundamental unworkability of modern American democracy. He is the poster boy for term limits.


One thing is for certain sure the man is a flaming hypocrite and Rand Paul should confront him about it and give him the same ultimatum McCain gave president Trump. Produce the evidence or apologize.


You ever wonder why these idiots are so hell-bent on keeping this illogical Russian narrative going?

Could it be Hillary losing made these fools doublecrossers to some foriegn killer thugs?


McCain broke before the Communists back in the day. He spent too much time in the Hilton. This cucked bastard needs to be shown the door and the GOP in Arizona needs to find a suitable replacement. Enough is enough.


Fact of the matter is that the NeoCons in the Republican Party are born of the Trotsky ideology… and the big difference between Trotsky and Stalin was that Stalin was a national thug where as Trotsky, a true believer, knew that the only way communism would/could succeed was for it to spread and be adopted worldwide.(The smell of liberty anywhere is enough to hurt the communist movement) The outreach of Moscow’s politburo of course is Communist International via its various national outreach programs like… The Communist Party USA who… interestingly enough has NEVER endorsed or supported or campaigned on behalf of a Republican candidate … but they have always supported the Democrats including the latest friend and open borders advocate…:point_down:

Oh yeah… about that ‘Squeeky Wheel’ thing… guess who has been screaming ‘Russia’ so much?.. don’t fall for the diversion.


John’s disastrous '08 campaign led to the Obama, Reid, Pelosi sweep and cabal. Which eventually led to Obamacare and the world wide refugee crisis. John needs to pilot his battleship back to dry dock in Arizona and take care of his own southern border. Let those in the region deal with Vladimir.

Or John, lead a movement to declare war on Russia.


I think there are a few in the poster boy for term limits category.


McCain: “Trump can’t accuse Obama of wiretapping him without evidence.”

Also McCain: “Rand Paul is working for Vladimir Putin.”


Rand Paul on John McCain’s accusation that Rand works for Putin:

“he makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he’s past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.”


The only way it could have been better is if Rand mentioned something about McCain working for Soros.

Unhinged and the embodiment of the need for term limits is spot-on. Now just go a little farther and call him corrupt, and we’re starting to paint an accurate picture of McCain.


Songbird needs to change the embalming fluid, something is beginning to smell.


McCain is off his rocker! He continues to make a fool of himself! I don’t know how he continues to get re-elected. The people don’t owe him ANYTHING! He has done nothing worth speaking of, in a positive way, to gain a legacy worthy of a salute. His father is rolling over in his acclaimed and respected grave.


Totally unhinged. He, Pelosi with her episode today, Waters, all need to retire and forget government service (if you want to call it that). Pelosi couldn’t even complete her thoughts, faded out, tried to return to the point and laughed hysterically over nothing. Sad.


Some thing to consider about John McCain, he is not a hero, he is a traitor and the people imprisoned with him at the Hanoi Hilton know this, Col. Ted Guy had prepared charges of treason against McCain. There is one point that gets overlooked, McCain was attended by a Russian doctor, not North Vietnamese not Chinese.


He is the closet globalist and Clinton supporter. One of the Clintons’ most successful techniques is to accuse others of doing exactly what they are doing before hand. Paves the way for deniability when they are accused later.


Our humble servant and adder of American causes… John McCain…


Nobody said anything about Montenegro joining NATO.


The CSpan video attached to this article should clear it up for you…