Move over, Oscar and Felix ... Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) are comfy dubbing themselves the “odd couple.”
The unlikely pair is teaming up Monday for a golf fundraiser in their home state dubbed the “Odd Couple Challenge,” which raises money for the Helping a Hero organization to build homes for wounded military veterans.
Yarmuth told Louisville station WHAS-TV: “We talked about playing golf together. We both enjoy golf, and it would be fun to do. And then we said, well if we’re going to do it, let’s do it for a really good cause, something we can both agree on.”
The 65-year-old congressman added, “Rand and I agree on a lot of things, and I think unfortunately the media – no offense — often exaggerates the differences that we have. Rand and I are always willing to talk, and discuss, and most importantly in this particular case, we’re willing to join together to support a very, very important cause.”
Paul, whose wife serves on the charity’s advisory board, was diplomatic when asked whose idea it was to create the bipartisan duo, gesturing to Yarmuth and saying, “I think it was half his idea and half mine.”
The Tea Party Republican, 50, said: “People can work together. People think Republicans and Democrats are always fighting, and this is an example where Congressman Yarmuth and myself come together because we both think the soldiers deserve this.”