Sen. Rand Paul’s office shot back at fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s claim that the Senate Obamacare repeal bill’s chances of passing were fading and assigning partial blame on Sen. Paul.
A statement sent to The Liberty Conservative from Sen. Paul’s office chastised Sen. Graham.
“While we do have a press assistant opening in the Communications Department, Senator Graham has not applied and should not make public statements on behalf of Senator Rand Paul.”
The statement mocked Graham and went on to say the libertarian-minded Paul “remains optimistic the bill can be improved in the days ahead and is keeping an open mind”.
Paul is widely considered one of the most conservative members in the Senate and has long advocated for a full repeal of Obamacare along the lines of the bill vetoed by former President Obama.
This is also not the first spat between the two. During the Republican primaries, in which Sen. Graham never qualified for any of the main debates, Graham called out Rand Paul on foreign policy, saying that Paul was “more wrong than right” and that he would rather support Hillary Clinton over Paul had the latter won the GOP nomination.