The Republican from Kentucky argued that it sends a "bad signal" as the Trump administration simultaneously tries to push through a new free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
Graham suggested that his legal advice would be to "call it a day" and avoid testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee again.
"[Trump] doesn't seem to understand that a fundamental aspect of his job is to try to make us a more perfect union," the congressman said.
"My position is the same that it's always been," GOP Senator Rand Paul told Newsweek. "I'm both for vaccines and freedom. I think you can have both."
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's decision not to back President Donald Trump's national emergency exposed a growing rift in the Republican Party.
"In fact, I think the president's own picks to the Supreme Court may rebuke him on this," the Republican senator said.
The attack against the Republican was not politically motivated.
Paul said the president believes "we've been at war too long and in too many places."
While the gender wage gap is minimal among new staffers of both parties, reflecting equitable starting salaries, the gap widens over time.
"It just like a lot of other things we've done in Washington," the Republican senator from Kentucky argued. "We've overcriminalized campaign finance."
Rand Paul calls on Trump administration to halt sale of U.S. technology firm to Broadcom, which recently moved from Singapore to California.
It would not be the first time Trump has acted on an idea that Paul, a close friend and ally to the president, has suggested to him.
On the same day federal attorneys appealed his neighbor's sentencing for an attack on Rand Paul's Kentucky lawn, U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man accused of threatening the senator's life with an ax.
"I don't think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that, to be fair, we shouldn't draw conclusions that he didn't intend," the Kentucky Republican said on "Meet The Press."
Both parties agree that the tax on medical devices harms patients and impedes scientific progress.
"I'm just hoping our system comes apart as gracefully as the Soviet system," Paul said.
No one and nothing was safe this year.
Yes, you're reading that headline correctly.
The Kentucky senator threatens to try to delay passage of the national defense bill if there isn't a debate on his amendment.
The measure will force President Donald Trump to get Congress approval before easing sanctions on Russia.