Republican Senator Rand Paul appeared on Good Morning America and when George Stephanopoulos asked him if he was worried about backlash against the Tea Party from the public who favor a union’s right to collectively bargain, Paul suggested the Tea Party is not where people should direct their anger. “I don’t think the Tea Party started this, circumstances did” Paul commented.
In addition to alerting everyone to the impending budget crisis, Paul sees the role of the Tea Party as supervising both political parties and attempting to keep them fiscally responsible. Regarding the budget plans proposed by Democrats and Republicans, Paul said:
“Neither plan is sustainable . . . what the Tea Party is about is keeping both Republicans and Democrats honest on this. You have to cut enormous amounts, you have to do much more than anybody has proposed, but the alternative is we’ll bankrupt the country.”
Paul also talked about his ongoing worries that America’s currency could be destroyed and described his deep hesitation to send America to war, saying “I won’t vote to go to war unless I would send my kids there or I would go myself.”
Watch the clip from ABC below:
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