Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blocked the Democrats attempt at passing an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, citing the massive growing debt in the United States as the reason.
“It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country,” he said. “And therefore any new spending … should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need to, at the very least, have this debate.”
The View co-hose Meghan McCain slammed Paul on air Thursday, saying he was “unAmerican” and “unpatriotic” for trying to block funding for the victims.
“It’s why people hate libertarians, because they get so out in front of their skis and so ideologically pure that they don’t see the forest for the trees,” McCain said “Give 9/11 responders whatever the hell they want, please.”
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A spokesperson for Rand Paul told The Hill that he wasn’t trying to block anything, he just had concerns over how the bill was going to be funded.
“Senator Paul is not blocking anything. He is simply seeking to pay for it,” they said. “As with any bill, Senator Paul always believes it needs to be paid for. Senator Paul is simply offering an amendment, which other senators support, to pay for this legislation.”