Published February 09, 2013
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week.
The first-term senator will give the response while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another Tea Party favorite, gives the official Republican response Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times.
“Americans are fed up with Washington politics that fail to address America’s fiscal woes,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of Tea Party Express. “Both Sen. Rubio and Sen. Paul will articulate pro-growth messages that will resonate with the American people.”
This is the third year the Tea Party movement has given an official response to the Obama speech, the newspaper reports.
Paul and Rubio, considered potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, won Senate seats during the 2010 midterm wave elections in which Republicans, with the Tea Party’s momentum, took control of the House.
Paul will deliver his response at the National Press Club, in Washington, and it will be broadcast live on the Tea Party Expresses website.