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    J’Accuse! John McCain Slams Rand Paul for ‘Working For Vladimir Putin’ (WATCH)

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    On Wednesday, 2008 Republican presidential candidate and recently re-elected Arizona Senator John McCain blasted colleague Senator Rand Paul for opposing Montenegro’s bid to join NATO, saying, "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."

    The international treaty, which would annex Montenegro into NATO’s sphere and incorporate the state into the United Nations, was met with objection in December from Paul as well as Mike Lee of Utah. International treaties require a two-thirds majority to pass.

    McCain asked the president of the Senate for permission to call up a resolution for the US to ratify the agreement. "I object," Paul said, before promptly leaving the floor of the Senate.  

    "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. 

    "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."

    The Twittersphere quickly reacted by wondering whether McCain had uncovered a Russian sleeper agent, or perhaps simply needed a nap himself. Others suggested he had gone insane, or just needs to retire already.

    ​​Washington has already deployed troops in "dozens of countries and is actively fighting in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen (with the occasional drone strike in Pakistan)," Paul said in a statement following the event. "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."


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      I believe that mccain has the same drama coach for gestures as adolph had all those years ago. :)
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      Working for Mr Putin would be great, working for the terrorist American government wouldn't be.
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      Lickie Weeks
      ["The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."]

      And of course John McCain has copies of the pay stubs to prove it!
      Did Rand Paul pay income tax on his extra income from the Kremlin?
    • avatar
      If that were true Paul's credibility just took a big jump upwards!
    • avatar
      Yeah, it really is time for both McCain and Graham to resign.
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      What the heck is GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel doing?
    • avatar
      Is this a misprint? Do they mean Mc Carthy?
      Is he still alive?
    • jande.jande
      Insane McCain is out of control... Old, walking corpse, psychopath just doesn't want to go away, .. A traitor in real war, now wants to create nuclear World War.
    • jande.jande
      Rand Paul should have been taken for VP instead of back stabber Pence
    • bobbibrestel
      Just when you thought McCain had reached a new low, he digs deeper. Violating Senate rules in the process. He want montenegro very badly it seems.
    • RedBanner
      I remember watching actual footage of those McCarthy days... I thought they were over for good, but unfortunately McCain reminds me of those dark days in American History!... Sad!...
      How can such a war criminal have been once again (according to the article, recently) re-elected by the people of Arizona?! What's wrong with you people?...
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      As McCain has warned Trump to prove the wiretapping claims against Obama or else them maybe Rand Paul should make the same statement against McCain to prove he is working for Russia.......or else.
    • Korz53
      Not surprising that John McCain who carries water for the Devil could, and would, and did lie like that.
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      I bet Mc Cain is working with the Jews. Yes the Jews . Mc Cain is a delusional foe, that never made peace with reality, accusing PUTIN of EVERYTHING.,
      Mc Cain is a torn piece of manure, running KIEV with Graham,. And doing a full anti Russian campaign. because they wanted to disintegrate Russia and PUTIN held it together. And unfortunately, PUTIN never got active thru coups and color revolutions.,

      They even know that IS Mc Cain and H=Graham leading the anti TRUMP campaign.

      He should =resign, before TRUMP decides is time to close the lid.
      Putin could had passed many laws to prevent color revolutions,. And DO NOT believe that PUTIN doesn't know who is sending Wahhabi's to Russia . And terrorists. They ALL know is Mc Cain and Graham.
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      Maybe McCain is still mad because Russia turned him down when HE asked them for money.
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      The President John McCain is not is "NOT AMUSED"..........
      John McCain isn't even funny anymore.

      He's just an aggressive blockhead.
    • avatar
      We know that this human excrement in US Senate is not there because he is super powerful but simply because people of Arizona are electing him. Now there is old say which goes: "Tell me with whom you are and I will know what you are". So very plainly said is that if people of Arizona are electing that repulsive human excrement than they are not much different.
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      Hey idiot Mc Cain I'd rather work for Russia than ISIS or be a Jew kiss ass!!! Go to hell McCain you're POS..!
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      can someone please get this reptilian faced bozzo out of the headlines!!!!! better to work for putin than work saudis etc etc. one day there will be a muslim christian war and we know who's side we should be on. get this stupid stupid clown to an asylum in a straightjacket
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