Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul started running ads against Democratic senators who voted to continue foreign aid to regimes in Egypt, Pakistan and Libya last week.
In response, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham held a conference call with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to slam both the ad and Paul’s foreign aid bill.
It’s time for Lindsey Graham to go.
The Daily Caller reported:
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s opposition to political ads targeting several Democratic senate incumbents could create a significant re-election issue for him in 2014.
When Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul launched an ad campaign against Democrats who opposed his proposal to end foreign aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan, Graham took the unusual step of defending the Democrats from a fellow Republican.
Graham held a conference call with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to slam both the ad and Paul’s foreign aid bill.
Paul swiftly fired back, telling Politico, “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.”
“Which is more important,” he asked: “Defending … a failed policy of foreign aid or getting a Republican majority?”
The comes amid speculation that Graham could be a tea party target when he faces re-election two years from now.
Isn’t it about time Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy starts thinking about a senatorial run?