BERKELEY -- Sen.
Speaking just off the
"I say what you read or what you send in your email or your text messages is none of their damn business," Paul said to whoops and applause from the friendly, largely youthful crowd of several hundred.
Upon returning to Washington, Paul said, he would call for creating a bipartisan committee, modeled after one that scrutinized
Paul’s libertarian stance and condemnation of domestic surveillance are well known. He filed a lawsuit this year against President
The suit is one of several challenging the once-secret program, started under President
Of greater note was the venue Paul chose, a campus that has been a wellspring of free expression and left-wing politics for generations. More than any other
He spoke last year to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he broke with many in his party by endorsing
Asked Wednesday whether his appearance at Berkeley was an effort to broaden the GOP's appeal preparatory to a run for president, Paul did not rule out the possibility.
"Maybe," he replied.
Speaking to reporters afterward, Paul said he would not make a final decision about seeking the