The Tea Party response to President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union is not a competing response to the official Republican response, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday.

“To me I see it as an extra response. I don’t see it as necessarily divisive,” Paul, who is delivering the Tea Party message, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I won’t say anything on there that necessarily is like, ‘Oh, Marco Rubio is wrong.’ He and I don’t always agree. But this isn’t about he and I. This is about the Tea Party —which is a grassroots movement, a real movement with millions of Americans who are still concerned about some of the deal making that goes on in Washington. They’re still concerned about the fact that we’re borrowing $50,000 a second,” he added.

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