Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) blockbuster filibuster of CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination sparked considerable friction by his fellow party member Senator John McCain (R-AZ) both on and off the Senate floor.
To try to discern why the senior Senator from Arizona lashed out at the McCain Mutiny, it is instructive to delve into a recent friendly interview that McCain had with radio talk show host Michael Medved. Medved was an early supporter of McCain’s Presidential race in the 2008 cycle and his center-right politics sync well with the maverick Senator's stances.
A major aspect of McCain’s P.R. campaign was to continue a hellfire drone attack against Senator Rand Paul’s attention-getting filibuster.
To his credit, Senator McCain fought hard for military issues and worried about isolationist tendencies of libertarian oriented Senator Paul.
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