Rand Paul's Festivus 'grievances' include comparing Lindsey Graham to Senator Palpatine

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday marked Festivus by airing grievances and cracking jokes about several political figures, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE and GOP Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Overnight Defense: Second Trump-Kim summit planned for next month | Pelosi accuses Trump of leaking Afghanistan trip plans | Pentagon warns of climate threat to bases | Trump faces pressure to reconsider Syria exit Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report MORE (S.C.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science MORE (Texas).

"You’ll be surprised to learn I have some grievances with people in Washington, fellow members and others. It’s time to talk about them now, because it’s the holiday season," Paul tweeted on Sunday as part of a long Twitter thread about a variety of lawmakers. 

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Festivus is a made-up holiday that served as the theme of a “Seinfeld” episode. It involves voicing grievances about those who have disappointed over the year. Paul marked the holiday in 2017 by airing grievances about figures such as former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). 

He began his Festivus grievances by mocking President Trump for his problem of "keeping staff around him."

"But they solved the problem. I went to the White House the other day and there were at least 14 ppl in Mick Mulvaney masks," Paul tweeted, referencing the new acting White House chief of staff who is also the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

"Mick is a good friend of mine, in fact a lot of people probably don’t remember he was the national co-chair for my Presidential campaign. Uh oh, probably just got him fired," he continued, with an image of Trump's signature line on the TV show "The Apprentice": "You're fired!"

Paul goes on to give White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump's battle with Pelosi intensifies McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government More than Mueller: Senators must ask Barr about criminal justice policy MORE credit for his efforts in passing a criminal justice reform bill, joking that before he got to know him, he "was a bit suspicious he was the kid from the Omen movie all grown up."

He later mocks Cruz for the beard he grew recently, while discussing Congress's decision "to shut down the government because they aren’t spending enough money.

"I got suspicious when Ted Cruz came back from Thanksgiving break with that beard."

He then mocks Graham for his opposition to Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. 

"My friend Lindsay Graham is a bit mad right now," he tweeted. "You see, he’s never seen a war end before. He’s going to have to console himself with the fact that we still are in about 8 more."

"I have to tell you; I haven’t seen a Senator who loves war this much since the Star Wars Prequels," he added, with a picture of the character Senator Palpatine.

He concludes the thread by noting a positive occurrence this month, in noting how he and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOcasio-Cortez returns to 'The Late Show' on Monday We need action on personal cybersecurity Gillibrand and Booker play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker' game amid 2020 speculation MORE (D-N.J.) helped pass bills including hemp legalization in the farm bill and criminal justice reforms.

"All kidding aside, they were important, bipartisan reforms that show how Washington CAN work if people from both sides of the aisle get together on things that make sense," he said. "So everyone enjoy your feats of strength today. Air your grievances here or in your home."