Ron Paul's Group Takes Aim at Marco Rubio over National ID
A group affiliated with former Congressman Ron Paul took aim at U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Thursday.
The Campaign for Liberty attacked Rubio for voting against an amendment from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to the immigration reform bill the senator from Florida is championing. Rand Paul’s amendment would have ensured the federal government does not launch a National ID card or create biometric databases on Americans.
“We cannot become a ‘papers please’ society,” said John Tate, the president of Campaign for Liberty, on Thursday. “The fact that Senator Rubio stood with Leader Reid to support a National ID system, complete with a database containing the picture and other biometric information of U.S. citizens should cause all Floridians to seriously question his conservative credentials.”
Rand Paul and Rubio are expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. While Tate might be urging Florida voters to question Rubio’s conservative credentials, the chairman of his group didn’t exactly impress in the Sunshine State though he did not seriously compete there either time out. During his two bids for the Republican presidential nomination, Ron Paul did not do well in Florida, taking 3 percent in 2008 and 7 percent in 2012.