Returning from Washington for the congressional recess, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has scheduled his first town hall meeting with constituents on Tuesday. The event will be held at City Hall in Hartford, Ky., 116 East Washington Street at 2 p.m. CDT. It is expected Paul will address the contentious debt ceiling debate that embroiled Congress for the past month and the deal that was reached a week ago, which the Tea Party favorite voted against.
A new poll shows the negative perception of the Tea Party is on the rise as a result of the gridlock and U.S. credit downgrade, but Kentucky’s junior Senator issued a statement Monday pushing back at what he calls misplaced “mud-slinging and finger-pointing” at the group.
From Paul’s office:
“Blaming the Tea