Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham Is ‘Dangerously Naive’

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Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul went after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for his comments on President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday.


“Contrary to what Senator Paul says, the only way you’re going to get North Korea to give up their nuclear program is for them to believe they are better off without it than with it, and that comes down to Trump convincing them that they can no longer go on the path they’re going without a fight,” Graham said in an earlier statement on The Story with Martha McCallum.

Following those comments, Paul called Graham “dangerously naive.”

“I think in the midst of this historic opening that President Trump has orchestrated, for Lindsey Graham to say he wants to declare war on North Korea is terribly naive, wrong-headed, and the wrong way to go,” Paul continued.

The Kentucky Senator added that he thinks Graham is explicitly “preparing an authorization to use force against North Korea,” not simply implying force.

America’s Newsroom host Bill Hemmer said Graham and Paul are “going to go at this thing like a piñata.”

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