GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul says Bill Clinton put a “generation of black men in prison.”
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul says Bill Clinton put a “generation of black men in prison.” Um, he still won’t get the black vote. No matter how hard he tries.
“If I were the nominee, we will compete in Philadelphia,” he told CBS radio talk show host Dom Giordano at the National Constitution Center.
“I’ll ask Hillary Clinton, what have you done for criminal justice? Your husband passed all the laws that put a generation of black men in prison. Her husband was responsible for that,” he said.
“She’s changing her tune now. She’s changing her tune because people like me have been speaking out against these injustices,” he said.
As president, Clinton signed the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which gave states fiscal incentives to enact tougher sentencing laws. Source: The Hill
By the way, there were many Republicans who voted for the 1994 crime bill. They even wanted the bill to go further. The problem that Rand Paul will have trying to blame Hillary Clinton for her husband’s actions is that it’s just wrong. Hillary Clinton is no more to be blamed for her husband’s policies than Laura Bush could be blamed for her husband’s invasion of Iraq on a lie. It’s just not going to stick.