A well publicized political feud broke out between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last week and intensified when Paul attacked Christie and Rep. Peter King by saying, “Those are the people who are bankrupting government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”
Peter King, who was obviously not going to stay quiet after the scathing statement, made one of his own on Wednesday night in an interview with CNN and compared Rand Paul to Adolf Hitler’s appeasers!
“He talks about us wanting to start wars and somehow people enjoy war and he talks about how we want to bomb everything,” King said. “Is that what he thinks our military does?”
“What this reminds me of, someone like Senator Paul and others in that isolationist wing,” King continued, “you know the Republicans had this debate back in the 1930s when you had the isolationists and the Charles Lindberghs saying we should appease Hitler, then the Democrats had it in the 1960s when the anti-war movement blamed America first and in both cases it hurt the party for years, each party was hurt for years,” he commented.
“I’m afraid that is what Senator Paul is going to do with us. He wants to retreat from the world. He wants to isolate ourselves, go back to ‘Fortress America,’” concluded Peter King.
Let’s see what Rand Paul replies to this ‘Hitler’s appeasers’ comparison. One can guess he would have a lot to say about that.