Rand Paul calls Lindsey Graham 'a danger to the country' for proposing war with North Korea
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who indicated on ABC Sunday he has already drafted an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against North Korea, "is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with Korea," his GOP colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on CNN Monday.
"That should be something that is seen as naive and seen as something that really serious people shouldn't even be discussing," Paul told host Wolf Blitzer. "What you've seen from Lindsey Graham is basically a naive worldview where he believes that war is always the answer, and that also means that expenditures for war are always the answer." This aggressive posture has been expensive and counterproductive, Paul argued, fostering military interventions that have done more harm than good.
Paul and Graham are frequent foreign policy sparring partners, as The Week's Jim Antle has detailed. Watch an excerpt of Paul's comments below. Bonnie Kristian