Rand Paul defends ‘tea party’ SOTU response, downplays Ashley Judd candidacy - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 20:29
Rand Paul defends ‘tea party’ SOTU response, downplays Ashley Judd candidacy - VIDEO
2:59 PM 02/10/2013
On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” junior Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul defended his role as the official “tea party response” to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which is scheduled for Tuesday night.
Paul, who will deliver the response at the National Press Club in Washington, said he wouldn’t necessarily disagree with anything Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will say in the Republican response.
“You know, I think to me I see it as an extra response. I don’t see it necessarily divisive,” Paul said. “You know I won’t say anything on there that necessarily is like, Marco Rubio is wrong. You know, I don’t always agree, but the thing is this isn’t about he and I, this is about the tea party, which is a grassroots movement — a real movement with millions of Americans who are still concerned about some of the deal-making that goes on in Washington, they’re still concerned about the fact that we are borrowing $50,000 a second.”