Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) declared that his vote on the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a “no” and that “I wish she had a little more concern for people who live in poverty” on Wednesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.
“I can’t vote for her [Lynch]…the big issue for me is something called civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture turns justice on its head. Instead of being innocent until proven guilty, you’re guilty until you can prove that you’re innocent. The government takes your cash, $1,000, $100, $500, whatever it is, this program predominantly has targeted black individuals, poor individuals, Hispanic individuals, and when Senator Lee asked her about it in the committee she said ‘oh, no, as long as there’s a valid court order.’ You don’t have to be convicted, you don’t even have to be charged. They can take your possessions, hotel, house. There was one house in Philadelphia taken recently, teenage son was selling $40 worth of illegal drugs, they took a $200,000 house and evicted the family, but often it’s poor families in [the] inner city and I wish she had a little more concern for people who live in poverty before taking their stuff” he stated.
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