There may be fewer fireworks at tonight's GOP debate in South Carolina.
Senator Rand Paul, the candidate who has most aggressively challenged Donald Trump in every debate, didn't make the main stage for this latest round that will air on the Fox Business Network. Consequently, he's decided to forego participating in the "second tier" debate.
"So Rand, tonight you're skipping the kiddie table, which I applaud and think that's exactly the right move," Glenn commented Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program. "And I think it's an insult that you're not at the big table."
Senator Paul, a stalwart constitutionalist, shared why he decided not to attend.
"You know, I think with three weeks to go, it's a mistake to accept an artificial designation that you are or are not in the first tier," Paul said. "We've raised about 25 million dollars just last week in Iowa. We announced 1,000 precinct chairs, which is more than any other campaign has announced."
According to Senator Paul, in the most recent Des Moines Register poll, he scored ahead of two candidates that will be on the main stage tonight.
So what will the senator be doing instead?
"I will be having a national town hall. We're going to tell people, "Turn your TV off. Come and listen to us directly," Paul said. "People can go to RandPaul.com. They can get us. We'll be on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. You name it, we'll be on it at 9:00 o'clock tonight."
As it stands now, the first debate will include Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. The second debate will include Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie.
Before leaving the program, Senator Paul gave his thoughts on Obama's power grab using executive orders:
Listen to the full segment with Senator Paul below:
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on November 14, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The summit brought Republican presidential candidates in front of the Republican voters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)