In what was almost certainly his final speech before Congress, Rep. and former presidential candidate Ron Paul, R-Tex., pulled no punches in assessing the political landscape over the 23 years he served in Congress.
Paul’s career in Congress began in 1976 and ran over the course of three periods: 1976-1977, 1979-1985, and 1997-present. He will be leaving office next year, after deciding not to seek another term in order to focus on running for President this year.
In his farewell address today, Paul spent 52 minutes critiquing the federal government, politicians, and special interests. He also criticized the size and complexity of the U.S. government and bureaucracy. Read