"We should never forget those in our government who used the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history as an excuse to launch completely unrelated wars, to do unprecedented damage to Americans’ historic liberties, to run roughshod over the Constitution, and to betray the Founders’ vision by savaging some of our most deeply held values," said Paul in a statement, as reported by The State Column on Monday.

Paul added he feels "anger toward those in our government who have shamelessly exploited the victims" of the attacks.

Paul, who associates himself with the the Tea Party, is among the most vocal critics in Congress of both wars and of legislation created in the wake of 9/11, such as the Patriot Act, designed to strengthen the government's ability to fight terrorism.

Paul also called on Americans never to forget the victims of the attacks, and of the soldiers killed in the wars.