June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney has drawn the ire of the Libertarian Party, which accused him of betraying the principles of his father, former presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Rand Paul has wedded himself closely to his congressman father’s libertarian views since his successful campaign for Senate in 2010.
In its statement, the Libertarian Party said “no true libertarian, no true friend of liberty, and no true blue Tea Partier could possibly even consider, much less actually endorse or approve of, the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney.”
“Especially the son of Ron Paul, who has no excuse,” it added.