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GOP civil war: Congressman goes ballistic on Rand Paul

It may be the holiday season, but that doesn't mean the GOP's civil war is stopping any time soon.

Appearing on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Thursday, Republican Rep. Peter King — a vocal defender of the post-9/11 national security state — laid into fellow Republican Rand Paul for his recent criticism of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, whom Paul compared unfavorably to Edward Snowden.

"For senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden, who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk — senator Paul should be ashamed of himself," King railed. "It's an absolute disgrace. He disgraced his office and he owes General Clapper an apology immediately."

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