The upcoming Republican presidential debate just did Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina the dirty.
The two were not included in the newly-announced lineup for Thursday’s debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, hosted by Fox Business Network. According to USA Today, the debate will feature the usual cast of coconuts: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz,Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich.
Rand Paul, for his part, is not into doing the second-rate debate. He told CNN that he “won’t participate in anything that’s not first tier because we have a first tier campaign.” He also called it a “rotten” thing to do, and has been tweeting angrily about it for the past hour.
Paul is so pissed that he even released a statement responding to the slight:
Rand Paul for President Issues Statement on Fox Business Debate pic.twitter.com/OYqMjRQ8Y9— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 12, 2016