Yesterday, as everyone was attacking President Trump for meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky, went the exact opposite way.
Paul told Politico, "It’s gotten so ridiculous that someone has to stand up and say we should try to engage even our adversaries and open up our lines of communication. We’re going to talk to the president about some small steps in order to try to thaw the relations between our countries."
Paul plans to travel to Russia early next month to continue the dialogue with Russian political leaders.
Paul, a Republican with libertarian ideology, wants to pursue diplomacy with Russia, one of America's greatest adversaries.
Paul's trip to Russia is being planned with the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute.
Last year Paul voted against the bill to put sanctions on Russia. He has always been skeptical of neo-con war-hawks McCain and Graham.
Some of the people in Trump's administration are also seen as being a bit hawkish (Secretary of State Mike Pompeo & national security adviser John Bolton).
On the issue of Russia, Trump has more in common with Paul than the neo-cons.