NAACP invites Rand Paul to speak - A top Paul aide said the senator is game.Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 20:32
By LUCY MCCALMONT | 2/21/14 5:56 PM EST Updated: 2/21/14 6:56 PM EST
The NAACP has offered Republican Sen. Rand Paul the opportunity to speak to the organization, with the its interim president saying, “We’d love to have him.”
In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that will air Sunday, Lorraine Miller said she was interested in hearing more about the “Economic Freedom Zones” that the Kentucky senator has pushed.
“We’d love to talk with him about it and work with him on it,” Miller said, adding that her comments amounted to an invitation to Paul to address the group.
A top Paul aide said the senator is game.
“Senator Paul is pleased to hear that the NAACP would like to work with him on reforms like economic freedom zones and he would be honored to address the organization,” Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Paul said.
Paul announced Friday that he will be visiting Simmons College, a historically black college in his state, on Monday. He previously spoke at Howard University in Washington last spring.