Rand Paul and Liz Cheney feud over U.S. presence in Afghanistan

House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney R-Wyo. and Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky

House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney R-Wyo. and Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Sen.

Cheney's tweet came after Paul swiped at the top House Republican earlier in the day, saying Trump "hears all your NeverTrump warmongering".

"I agree! Why do some neocons continue to advocate for endless wars?". He added that we should "focus on America First, not Afghanistan".

"When I look at these tweets - you're tagging Donald Trump in them, both of you - and I wonder if even as this discussion online highlight two really important, different philosophies are foreign policy, do you worry that it's devolving a bit into this butt-kissing contest that's a little unbecoming of two members of Congress?" I don't see you on stage here, @RandPaul.

© Getty/Greg Nash Rand Paul, Liz Cheney exchange insults in Twitter feud The Twitter feud appears to have began Wednesday, when Paul tweeted an op-ed written by Wyoming state legislators calling on Cheney to stop "publicly criticizing our Republican commander-in-chief and seemingly pushing the US toward yet another endless war in the Middle East".

"The Cheneys are Never Trumpers", Paul reiterated.

Paul struck back on Thursday, going on CNN and accusing Cheney and her father - George W. Bush's Vice President Dick Cheney - of being "never Trumpers" and "part of the foreign policy swamp" seeking to undermine the president, focusing on her praise of Trump's ousted national security advisor, the hawkish John Bolton.

Paul, who was elected to the Senate in 2011, is the son of retired Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a Republican who consistently argued against foreign wars and ran several presidential campaigns on that platform, most recently in 2012.

Paul responded by saying the debate he and Cheney are having is important.

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