Kentucky Senator and GOP presidential candidate, Rand Paul brought his campaign before a group college students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on Wednesday.
Paul told the crowd that the Republican Party has be to be welcoming towards minorities if it expects to win over votes. “People who are African-American say, ‘I’m not voting Republican, they don’t care about me.’ We got to show up and say we do care,” Paul said.
Paul told the students that the national debt is keeping 1 million jobs a year from being created in America.
He said that he wants the government to be smaller so they can have more freedom.
Paul, who is in favor of expanding marijuana legalization, also took a swipe at fellow candidate Jeb Bush for admitting to smoking pot at a younger age, but putting people in jail while Florida governor for doing the same thing. Paul said Bush would support the same practice as president.
Earlier in the day, Paul spoke with veterans at the local American Legion post in Rock Hill. He was joined by South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who endorsed Paul’s candidacy earlier this week. Paul wrapped up his brief South Carolina stop with a meet-and-greet at the RJ Rocker’s Brewery in Spartanburg.