'Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country,' Rand Paul says

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2018

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed his colleague Sen.

Sen. Lindsey Graham says despite President Trump signing a "comprehensive agreement" with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, it's simply an "agreement in principle" that must first come to Congress for approval.

Trump announced on Tuesday that he had agreed to halt "war games" - the joint military practice between the US and South Korea - on the Korean peninsula, an exercise that's widely regarded as an effort, in part, to saber-rattle North Korea.

"If you've watched over time I think what you've seen from Lindsey Graham is basically a naive worldview where he believes that war is always the answer and that also means that expenditures for war are always the answer", Paul said. Lindsey Graham (SC), who regularly spends downtime golfing with the President, called Trump's rationale for halting the practice "ridiculous". "That should be something that is seen as naive and seen as something that really serious people shouldn't really even be discussing".

Paul was speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday when he heavily criticized Graham's recent comments about North Korea.

Responding to Paul's remarks in a statement to CNN, Graham said the Kentucky senator is "constantly AWOL" in matters of national security.

"If we withdraw our forces and that's part of a deal, I can't support the deal, that deal will lead to more conflict, not less", said Graham. But it's also gotten us involved in dozens and dozens of wars, where it's not really clear what the American interest is in those wars.

"There is no threat to America that Senator Paul will not retreat from", he added.

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