John McCain has meltdown over Rand's opposition to NDAASubmitted by jay0718 on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:37
McCain: Rand Paul's Actions on Defense Bill Give Filibuster Proposals 'Credence'
By Niels Lesniewski
Roll Call Staff
Dec. 3, 2012, 4:18 p.m.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blamed Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for holding up amendments to the defense authorization bill, crippling the ability of senators to offer amendments in advance of a Monday evening test vote.
Paul’s office was quick to issue a denial, but McCain said that Paul’s actions could give fodder to those trying to rewrite the Senate’s rules in January.
“I find it disappointing that one member of the United States Senate feels that his particular agenda is so important that it affects the lives and the readiness and the capabilities of the men and women who are serving in the military and our ability to defend this nation,” McCain said. “I think it’s hard to answer to the men and women in the military ... with this kind of behavior, but I will leave that up to the senator from Kentucky to do so.”