Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ron Paul criticizes Cruz's absence from Fed vote

Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has drafted in his father, libertarian icon Ron Paul, to directly attack Republican rival Ted Cruz in a robocall in Iowa, the first time the former presidential candidate has gone on the offensive on his son’s behalf.

In the call, exclusively obtained by the Guardian, the former Texas congressman criticizes Cruz for missing a vote on Tuesday on a bill to audit the Federal Reserve. Ron Paul says of Cruz’s decision: “That’s not the type of leadership we need in the White House.” He adds: “I am Ron Paul, asking you to support real liberty-minded leadership and help elect Rand.”