In an appearance at International House, the Kentucky senator and likely GOP presidential candidate denounced government surveillance and secrecy, and promised to push for a Church Committee-style congressional panel to "watch the watchers."
By Barry Bergman, NewsCenter | March 20, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul came to UC Berkeley Wednesday to denounce government spying and secrecy, but his most resonant message may have been the Kentucky Republican’s willingness to venture into what some might consider enemy territory.
What he found at International House, though, was a highly sympathetic audience — thanks, presumably, to the first-come, first-served ticketing system used by the student-run Berkeley Forum, which sponsored the event in collaboration with the Berkeley College Republicans — some of whom wore T-shirts with slogans including “Stand with Rand” and “I ♥ Ron Paul,” Rand’s father, the former Texas congressman who was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president in 1988, and who campaigned for the White House as a Republican in 2008 and again in 2012.
Read more at