Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed his colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and called him a ‘danger to the country’ because of his comments against North Korea if the peace talks with President Trump fail.
Here’s what Paul said
Paul was speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Monday when he heavily criticized Graham’s recent comments about North Korea.
“Senator Lindsey Graham, your colleague, he wants an authorization for the use of military force in case the talks fail,” Paul said. “Do you think that President Trump has taken military force off the table and would you vote for such an authorization for the use of military force?”
“Absolutely not,” Paul said forcefully, “Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with North Korea, my goodness.”
“So, that should be something that should be seen as naive,” he added, “and seen as something that really serious people shouldn’t even be discussing.”
“War is always the answer”
“You’re calling a fellow Republican Senator a danger to the country?” Wolf responded, “I want you to elaborate.”
“Well if you’ve watched over time” Paul responded, “I think what you’ve seen from Lindsey Graham is basically a naive worldview where he believes war is always the answer and that also means that expenditures for war are always the answer.”
“And I think that’s bankrupting us as a country, but it’s also gotten us involved in dozens and dozens of war where it’s not really clear what the American interest is in those wars,” he explained. “And I think sometimes the reaction to our involvement in those wars has actually been worse than had we not been involved at all.”
Here’s the video of Paul’s comments against Graham:
President Trump is in Singapore to attend the peace talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump is hopeful that he can negotiate concessions against nuclear weaponry from the totalitarian state, and has indicated that the U.S. would help North Korea advance its economy in return.