John McCain Says Rand Paul's Dissent For Bill Shows Support For Putin

McCain made the accusations during a Senate hearing Wednesday.
John McCain during a Senate hearing
Posted at 5:10 PM, Mar 15, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, Republican Sen. John McCain accused fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin. 

"You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin," McCain said during the C-Span broadcast. "You are achieving the objectives of trying to dismember this small country, which has already been the subject an attempted coup."

McCain made the accusations after the Kentucky senator voted against advancing a bill that would allow the "small country" of Montenegro to join NATO. 

Paul didn't give a reason behind his opposition to the bill, and he left the room. McCain went on to say Paul clearly had no justification for his objection. 

"So I repeat, again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin," McCain said.