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Tea Party Senators on Politically-Charged Afghan Trip

• news.antiwar.com

A number of Tea Party Senators spent the weekend in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as part of a delegation led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R – KY). The trip is seen by many as more about internal GOP politicking than foreign relations.

This is because consumate hawk and status quo Republican McConnell is keen to drive a wedge between Senate Republicans with ties to the Tea Party, particularly as so many of them believed they were elected to change policy and rein in deficit spending.