Paul Calls Santorum 'Very Liberal'

January 3, 2012 - 3:13 PM

(CNSNews.com) - Ron Paul criticized GOP presidential rival Rick Santorum for being "very liberal" during a CNN interview on Monday.

While discussing Santorum’s rise in the polls with Paul, reporter Dana Bash asked, “Why wouldn’t he be a good Republican nominee?”

“Because he’s very liberal,” Paul answered.

“Rick Santorum’s liberal?” Bash interrupted.

"I mean have you looked at his record? Go look at his record," Paul said.

"He spends too much money. He wasn't leading the charge to slash the budgets and vote against big government."

Earlier in the Iowa interview Paul dismissed the idea of a third-party bid should he fail to secure the GOP nomination.

"I have no plans in doing that," Paul said. "Tomorrow is a big day. We're going to see what happens but I have no intention of doing that, no plans and no desire and flat out I don’t want to."