Another day, another bizarre and unfounded accusation against a republican regarding their non-existent ties to Russia.
Even after an exhausting volley of Russia-induced hysteria swept through the democratic party in the wake of the 2016 election, some politicians just can’t seem to get enough of slinging completely fabricated and accusatory conspiracy theories around. The latest to do just that is John McCain, an avid anti-Trump Republican and overall thorn in the side of governmental progress. The latest victim of his increasingly senile tirades is none other than Rand Paul, and McCain’s theory is that Paul is Vladimir Putin’s puppet (video at the end of this post).
“Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accused fellow Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin, following Paul’s vote to block the consideration of a treaty that would allow Montenegro into the United Nations, reports the Washington Examiner.
“’If there’s objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin,’ McCain warned. ‘If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin, and I do not say that lightly.’
“McCain tried to call up the treaty and warned that anyone blocking it would be helping Russia maintain its influence over the small country across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, reports the Examiner.
“When McCain attempted to ask for consent to call up a resolution that would have the U.S. ratify the treaty if approved, Paul was quick to object.”
All of this talk of Russian meddling in U.S. affairs is bona fide B.S. in the most extreme sense, and John McCain’s bizarre and unwieldy accusations against Rand Paul is a telltale sign of the Arizona senator’s dwindling influence in Washington. Once a contender for President, McCain has repeatedly handicapped himself with asinine threats and empty allegories that lead many to believe that his time in government should have ended years ago.
Andrew West is right, John McCain should have retired a long time ago. In fact the senator from Arizona is beginning to remind me of Willie Mays. I am not however suggesting that McCain is to politics what Willie Mays was to baseball.