Drudge praises 'America's best senator' Rand Paul after lunch in Capitol

Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge praised Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) after having lunch at his Capitol Hill office this week. 

On Thursday morning, Drudge tweeted, "Intriguing lunch in hill office of America's best senator, Rand Paul. He's bold, brave and has somehow kept his heart in such a corrupt city."

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Drudge has been outspoken recently about his displeasure with the GOP. 

Last Thursday, amid the struggle to rally enough Republican votes to pass an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace plan, he tweeted, "The swamp drains you," which many saw as a jab at President Trump's campaign pledge to "drain the swamp."

Drudge has previously said Republicans should be "sued for fraud" for not prioritizing tax cuts and an ObamaCare repeal.

It's not the first time he's singled Paul out for attention. Earlier this month, the Drudge Report featured a headline touting, "The return of Rand Paul," in what some viewed as a warning to moderate Republicans. 

The headline linked to a Washington Examiner story that outlined Paul's problems with the GOP's healthcare bill.