Bonnie Kristian

YAL Director of Communications


#StandwithRand or #DiewithMcCain
Sen. John McCain's snide remarks about 'libertarian kids' are exactly what's wrong with the GOP Establishment

WASHINGTON, DC — Taking the Senate floor today following Sen. Rand Paul's historic 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain speedily placed himself and his fellow Establishment Republicans like Rep. Lindsey Graham on the wrong side of history, and on the wrong side of the future of the GOP. 
"Senator McCain's ideas are literally a dying breed in the Republican Party," said Young Americans for Liberty Executive Director Jeff Frazee.

"These 'libertarian kids' are the future. It's just a matter of whether or not the GOP will stand with Rand and remain relevant; or turn their backs on the next generation and die with McCain," Frazee continued.

By 2020, 38% of the American electorate will be today's millennial voters — the very same young men and women who voted for Ron Paul 48% and 47% in the New Hampshire and Iowa Republican presidential primaries respectively.

Frazee's remarks are in response to Sen. McCain's statement on the Senate floor earlier today, "If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids."

If you would like to arrange an interview with Jeff Frazee to get the youth perspective on Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster, email or call 443.373.3473. 

Young Americans for Liberty is the largest, most active, and fastest growing libertarian and conservative organization on America's college campuses, with a network of more than 370 chapters nationwide. YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize students on the ideals of individual liberty and the U.S. Constitution. Learn more at