Rand Paul Rips Lindsey Graham's Defense of Democrat Joe ManchinSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 07:35
Politico: Sen. Rand Paul accused fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday of providing aid and comfort to Democrats in the fall battle for Senate control.
An outside spending group controlled by Paul, a Kentucky Republican, launched an ad this week attacking Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for opposing Paul’s bill to block foreign aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan. Graham quickly came to Manchin’s defense, prompting a sharp retort from Paul, a tea party freshman who’s considered an isolationist on foreign policy.
“I don’t see myself campaigning against a Republican in a general election ever, that’s why I think it’s extraordinary that Graham is supporting a Democrat in a general election,” Paul told POLITICO. “That’s fairly extraordinary to do that.”
Paul added, “Which is more important: Defending, I think, a failed policy of foreign aid or getting a Republican majority? And I personally think getting a Republican majority, from my perspective, is very important.”