Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama’s State of the Union

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul will deliver his own public tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, the Tea Party Express announced on Friday.

The response will stream live on TeaPartyExpress.org.

Paul formed the Senate Tea Party Caucus in 2010 and continues to be one of the movement's most vocal proponents in the chamber. He will deliver his remarks from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., immediately after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gives the official Republican Party response from Capitol Hill.

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

The group began sponsoring tea party responses to Obama's State of the Union Address in 2011, when Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann gave a speech that was televised on CNN. In 2012, the organization chose former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Obama's address is scheduled for 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12.