Published On: Fri, Jan 4th, 2013

‘Odd Couple’ Senators John McCain and Rand Paul join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as new members

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Caricature by donkeyhotey, donkeyhotey.wordpress.com (cropped)

You couldn’t get much more different–one is a 76-year-old war veteran and Republican “hawk” and the other is a 49-year-old libertarian-leaning non-interventionist. However, they have at least one thing in common–they are the two newest members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the new Congress Jan.3.

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain and the junior Senator from Kentucky, Dr. Rand Paul join the committee in this 113th Congress.

The two have already expressed their differences numerous times during the previous session.

Whether its a debate on the indefinite detention of American citizens, comments about the Tea Party or if we should strip foreign aid from Egypt and Libya, these two should represent the quintessential “Felix” and “Oscar” in the committee.

The Daily Caller reminds us that Senator McCain once said, “I worry a lot about the rise of protectionism and isolationism in the Republican Party,” McCain said when Paul was first elected. “I admire his victory, but … already he has talked about withdrawals [and] cuts in defense.”

Senator Paul said the following concerning his committee assignments for the 113th Congress–“The committee assignments I have received will greatly benefit the legislation I plan on working on over the next two years to benefit the people of Kentucky, and our nation as a whole.”

According to the statistical methodology, DW-NOMINATE, as found on Voteview.com, Senator Paul was ranked as the most conservative Senator in the 112th Congress, while Senator McCain ranked as the 31st most conservative Senator based on on legislative roll-call voting behavior.



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