Senior GOP Comes Out Swinging In Defense Of…President Obama?

Senators John McCain (R-AZ, on the left) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) take the floor to set the record straight.

Senators John McCain (R-AZ, on the left) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) take the floor to set the record straight. Screen capture from MSNBC.

“I don’t think what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people,” said Senator John McCain (R-AZ) referring to the filibuster and the now-exposed theatrical photo-op staged by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for his political gain. Is this a precursor to his future shenanigans, designed to misdirect and misinform the American people — and particularly some young libertarians who have yet to overcome their political teething problems?

McCain was on the floor rebuffing Paul’s outlandish claims about President Barack Obama’s drone policy:

“But somehow to allege that the United States of America, our government, will drop a drone hell-fire missile on Jane Fonda [in said cafe]…that brings the conversation from a serious discussion about US policy, to the realm of the ridiculous”

Senator McCain then introduced his GOP colleague from South Carolina, Senator Lindsay Graham, who immediately chastised his fellow republicans for not raising their voices and concerns that former president George W Bush would have killed anyone with a drone strike.

Senator Graham said that he congratulated President Obama for understanding that we are at war and thus making the decisions he has so far made including killing Anwar Al-awlaki and other agents of Al Quaeda. He further stated that Rand Paul’s questions cheapen the debate and do not even deserve an answer.

Senator McCain then interjected that in World War II,  there was an American citizen who was arrested on Long Island and hung on American soil for being deemed an enemy combatant, thus substantiating the fact that an enemy combatant can be killed anywhere he is found and is deemed an ongoing and relevant threat to American lives. He added that this decision was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Senator Graham continued in a similarly fine style.

Those who are familiar with my writing style know only too well that I would not hesitate to inject my opinions within some articles I produce, but this bit of video speaks so powerfully and truthfully for itself, that I stand humbled by both Senators and their willingness to speak truth to power and show the true merit that the President deserves in these trying times of war, political sabotage and theatrics by the likes Rand Paul and many others on the right.

You can see the video from NewsyPolitics with Christina Hartman here:



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