Kentucky Senator Rand Paul , was one of the earliest and strongest voices against GOP front-runner Donald Trump on or off the debate stage, calling the billionaire real estate mogul from New York everything from a “fake conservative” to a “delusional narcissist.” He even compared Trump to “Gollum,” the antagonist in “The Lord of the Rings.”
Most feel he never recovered after the first debate when Trump took him down. Paul also delivered convincing arguments against Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio , calling out the Cruz for his Goldman Sachs association and walking back his “Audit the Fed” fight, and ripping Rubio on his pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants
Thanks again to the people of Iowa. It was great getting to meet you & I am especially grateful for the enthusiasm of students! Fight on!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 2, 2016
Paul released a statement early today Via ABC:
“It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House,” Paul said in a statement. “Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty.”
Paul finished fifth in Monday’s Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote — behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson.
“Although, today I will suspend my campaign for President, the fight is far from over,” Paul continued. “I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 3, 2016
Rand is still running for the Kentucky Senate seat, so he isn’t going too far. We wish him well!