Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham "A Danger To The Country" By Even Proposing Ideas Like Authorizing War With Korea


CNN: Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said his colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a "danger to the country" for suggesting that Congress sign an authorization to use military force against North Korea if President Trump and Kim Jong Un should fail to reach a diplomatic agreement.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN: The president hasn't made any military threats going into the summit, as you know. But Senator Lindsey Graham, your colleague, he wants an authorization for the use of military force in case the talks fail.

Do you think President Trump has taken the military option off the table? And would you vote for such an authorization for the use of military force?

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): Absolutely not.

Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with Korea. My goodness. So, that should be something that is seen as naive and seen as something that really serious people shouldn't even really be discussing.

BLITZER: You are calling a fellow Republican senator a danger to the country? I want you to elaborate.

PAUL: Well, if you have watched over time, I think what you have seen from Lindsey Graham is basically a naive world view, where he believes that war is always the answer. And that also means that expenditures for war are always the answer.

And so I think that's bankrupting us as a country. But it's also gotten us involved in dozens and dozens of war, where it's not really clear what the American interest is in those wars. And I think sometimes the reaction to our involvement in those wars has actually been worse than had we not been involved at all.

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