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Watch: Rand Paul's eulogy for the tea party

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled "Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?" on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

With the spending caps and debt limit vote near, Sen. Rand Paul stood on the Senate floor Wednesday to declare the death of the tea party while also taking a dig at Democrats. “The difference between the parties are the Democrats are honest,” the Kentucky Republican said. “They don’t care about the debt.”

He lamented that Republicans and the tea party only cared about the debt when Democrats held the White House, and proposed a different plan. His plan would require significant spending cuts, caps on spending and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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