Senator Paul to Give Tea Party Response to Obama's State of the Union...After Rubio

Katie Pavlich

2/8/2013 3:21:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

Senator Rand Paul has been selected by the Tea Party Express to give the Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union address next week. Paul's response will come directly after the Republican response by Senator Marco Rubio and will be given from the National Press Club in Washington D.C. 

“We are excited to have Senator Paul deliver the 3rd Tea Party State of the Union response next week. Americans are fed up with Washington politics that fail to address America’s fiscal woes. Tea Party Express has called for reducing the size, cost, and intrusiveness of the federal government, and we have stood strongly for pro-growth policies to get the economy growing and job creation increased," Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said in a statement. “Since the President has been re-elected, the debt has continued to skyrocket and unemployment has ticked up, but he has offered no solutions and has shown no leadership. In contrast, Senator Rand Paul has put forth solutions that would spur economic growth and rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending. We are excited that Senator Paul, a conservative leader and strong voice for the Tea Party movement, will be offering our perspective on the state of the union."

Kremer also gave Republicans credit for choosing "Tea Party favorite" Rubio to officially respond to Obama's speech.

“We are happy to see that the Republicans have selected Tea Party conservative Senator Marco Rubio to deliver their response. Both Senator Rubio and Senator Paul will articulate pro-growth messages that will resonate with the American people," Kremer said.

Is this a preview of 2016? Sure looks like it.