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Rand Paul and John McCain are feuding dirty

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday deemed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a "little bit unhinged" following McCain's recent claim that Paul is "working for" Russian President Vladimir Putin. McCain lobbed the accusation at Paul on the Senate floor Wednesday after Paul left the room in an apparent display of opposition to McCain's request for the Senate's unanimous support of Montenegro's bid to join NATO. Paul has a record of taking a stand against interventionist foreign policy. "He has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians," McCain said. "So, I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."

During an appearance Thursday morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Paul was asked for "a little context around that." "What's your reaction to Sen. McCain's characterization of your objection?" Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist asked Paul. "Well you know, I think he makes a really, really strong case, you know, for term limits," Paul said. "I think maybe he's past his prime, I think maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged."

Watch the segment below. Becca Stanek