Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulRand Paul to teach a course on dystopias in George Washington University Destructive 'fat cat' tax law a complete flop. It's time to repeal it. Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton MORE (R-Ky.) touted his support for criminal justice reform during Thursday night’s presidential debate, saying it’s something the Republican Party should be a part of.
Paul’s remarks come as lawmakers have introduced legislation in both the House and Senate to reduce certain mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassely (R-Iowa), has yet to make it to the floor for a vote and some critics have blammed conservatives for stalling efforts to get it there.
“Drug use is about equal between white and black, but three out of four people in prison are black or brown,” Paul said. “I think something has to change. I think it’s a big thing our party has to be a part of.”