Rand Paul: Bill Clinton ‘Put a Generation of Black Men in Prison’

Monday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, discussed the mass incarceration as a result of President Bill Clinton’s 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and said he would like to ask his potential opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “What have you done for criminal justice?”

“Your husband passed all the laws that put a generation of black men in prison,” Paul said. “She’s changing her tune now. She’s changing her tune because people like me have been speaking out against these injustices.”

He added, “I’ll also ask her what she’s going to do for poor people in Philadelphia. I have a specific plan that would dramatically lower the taxes for people who live in zip codes of poverty and high unemployment. I would leave billions of dollars in Philadelphia over 10 years. What’s Hillary Clinton going to do?”

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