For example, following Arizona Republican John McCain´s staunch advocacy of the National Defense Authorization Act of California — and more importantly, the stripping of an amendment proposed by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein´s — his rebuke to the Senate´s passing of the bill was unabashed. The amendment was designed to protect the citizens of the United States U.S. Citizens from the loss of habeas corpus. Paul´s response:
“The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional.”
While critics of Paul have suggested he is fallible in a variety of ways, no one has ever said he is sycophant. There are some more recent examples of Rand Paul and the Republican party here as well.