Paul crafts new alliances with the Republican Party establishment during his tour of the Northeast. He headlines a luncheon hosted by top lieutenants of former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and offers a unique blend of what he calls “libertarian-ish” politics in the address to Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. He declares:
The Republican Party will adapt, evolve or die
He rails against perceived civil liberties abuses and suggests his party should focus less attention on social issues. He also says the GOP should abandon calls to deport millions of immigrants and offers that armed school officials might help prevent further mass shootings.