Senator Rand Paul encouraged republicans to band together at the GOP Republican Convention

MOSCOW, ID - Senator Rand Paul is rumored to become a Presidential candidate in the 2016 race, and Friday night he talked to Idaho republicans about what changes he's like to see in the U.S. Government.

The Kentucky senator made a point of mentioning his efforts to reach out to minority communities. Senator Paul said something needs to be done about our criminal justice system because there's a disproportionate amount of African Americans and Hispanics in our prisons.

"Now do I believe in punishment? Yes," said Senator Paul. "But I'm a Christian. I believe in redemption, I believe in forgiveness, and I believe in a second chance. Even for people who broke the law."

Paul made other comments about government spending, privacy, and tax cuts that mirror the views of his fellow republicans. Like Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, Senator Paul encouraged republicans to band together. All three senators have said the difference in opinions within their party are worth overlooking in order to overcome the democrats in Washington D.C.