February 19th, 2012
12:39 PM ET

Ron Paul on State of the Union says Santorum "pretending he's a conservative"

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on Republican rival Rick Santorum Sunday on State of the Union with Candy Crowley:

CANDY CROWLEY, CNN anchor and chief political correspondent: Rick Santorum has had quite a ride in the polls. Do you believe from what you see today that Rick Santorum can beat President Obama in November?

REP. RON PAUL: Well, I don't see how that's possible. And this whole idea about that talking about the social issues and who is going to pay for birth control pills, I'm worried about undermining our civil liberties, the constant wars going on, the debt of $16 trillion and they are worried about birth control pills and here he wants to, you know, control people's social lives. At the same time he voted for Planned Parenthood.

I mean, I don't see how anybody can get away with that inconsistency pretending he's a conservative. And his voting record is, I think from my viewpoint, an atrocious voting record, how liberal he's been in all the things he's voted for over the many years he was in the Senate and in the House.