Rand Paul: We’re in so many wars, Graham can’t keep track

Rand Paul: We’re in so many wars, Graham can’t keep track
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley: Facebook reeling after NYT report | Dems want DOJ probe | HQ2 brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Judge upholds Russian troll farm indictments | Cyber moonshot panel unveils recommendations Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Border deployment 'peaked' at 5,800 troops | Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Senators offer bill to press Trump on Saudis | Paul effort to block Bahrain arms sale fails On The Money: Senior GOP senator warns Trump against shutdown | Treasury sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | HQ2 deal brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Senate confirms Bowman to Fed board MORE (R-Ky.) quipped Monday that the U.S. is involved in so many conflicts that Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: Trump’s new AG has ‘concerns’ about criminal justice bill Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Border deployment 'peaked' at 5,800 troops | Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Senators offer bill to press Trump on Saudis | Paul effort to block Bahrain arms sale fails Senators introduce Trump-backed criminal justice bill MORE (R-S.C.) can't keep track of all of them.

"You know you are in too many wars in too many places when even warmonger Lindsay Graham can’t keep track anymore," Paul tweeted.

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Graham said on Sunday he wasn't aware the U.S. had 1,000 troops in Niger.

"I didn't know there was 1,000 troops in Niger," Graham said on NBC's "Meet The Press."
 
Officials say four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger in an ambush orchestrated by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, a terrorist group linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
 
Graham said during the interview the Defense Department is expected to "brief us next week as to why they were there and what they were doing."
 
"I got a little insight on why they were there and what they were doing," Graham said.
 
"I can say this to the families: They were there to defend America. They were there to help allies. They were there to prevent another platform to attack America and our allies."