Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul went after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Friday, warning his devoted followers that he is no member of the libertarian movement.
“You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz — they think he’s for the free market, and he’s owned by Goldman Sachs,” Paul told Fox Business host Stuart Varney.
Since Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul left the 2016 race, Cruz has worked to woo over his supporters to his campaign.
The libertarian icon cautioned against that.
“I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them. So I just don’t think there is much picking,” he said.
Paul, however, saved some praise for Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders.
“On occasion, Bernie comes up with libertarian views when he talks about taking away the cronyism on Wall Street. So in essence he’s right, and occasionally he voted against war,” he argued.
“Which is hard to find anybody, since Rand is out of it, anybody that would take a libertarian position, hardcore libertarian position on privacy, on the war issue and on economic policy,” Paul added.
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