The Hill reports:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after the South Carolina Republican accused him of emboldening Iran, saying Graham “insults the Constitution” and is making a “low, gutter type of response.” Graham told reporters on Wednesday that he thought Paul and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) were “overreacting” by criticizing comments made during a closed-door Iran briefing.
“They’re libertarians,” Graham said. “I think they’re overreacting, quite frankly. Go debate all you want to. I’m going to debate you. Trust me, I’m going to let people know that at this moment in time to play this game with the war powers act. Whether you mean to or not, you’re empowering the enemy.”
Paul responded, “He insults the Constitution, our Founding Fathers and what we do stand for in this republic by making light of it and accusing people of lacking patriotism. I think that’s a low, gutter type of response.”
Mike Lee is attacking Donald Trump.
Lindsey Graham is attacking Mike Lee and Rand Paul.
Rand Paul is attacking Lindsey Graham.
They should sell tickets to this shit.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 9, 2020
Lindsey Graham: ‘You’re empowering the enemy’.
Lindsey don’t get it. Trump IS the enemy. https://t.co/TcisHtCtrH
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 9, 2020
“[Lindsey Graham] hasn’t even read the history of the Constitution… he believes in this unitary theory of the executive that Presidents can do whatever they want.” – Sen. Rand Paul reacts to Sen. Graham commenting that he is “empowering the enemy” with the War Powers Resolution. pic.twitter.com/PZhzhDqGVd
— CNN (@CNN) January 9, 2020
Rand Paul just now accuses Lindsey Graham of putting on a “fake drape of patriotism” after Graham suggests Paul’s demand for a War Powers debate empowers the enemy.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) January 8, 2020
Rand Paul responds to Lindsey Graham on CNN: “I think it’s sad when people have this fake sort of drape of patriotism and anybody that disagrees with them is not a patriot … He insults the constitution … by making light of it … I think that’s a low gutter type of response.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 9, 2020