POLITICS
08/27/2015 03:10 pm ET Updated Jan 04, 2017

Rand Paul Thinks He Has A Better Name For Black Lives Matter

He also doesn't like this "commandeering the microphone" business.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested Wednesday night that the activist movement Black Lives Matter should rename themselves something like "Innocent Lives Matter" or "All Lives Matter."

"I think they should change their name, maybe," the 2016 Republican presidential candidate told Fox News' Sean Hannity. Paul went on to suggest a few options and added, "Frankly, I think a lot of poor people in our country, and many African-Americans, are trapped in this war on drugs, and I want to change it, but commandeering the microphone and bullying people and pushing people out of the way ... isn't a way to get their message across."

Paul, who has made a point to tour historically black colleges and low-income black communities in the past, had expressed a similar sentiment Monday during an interview with Seattle's KING-TV.

"Do I think it's a good idea for people to jump up and commandeer the microphone? No, and I wouldn't let them take my microphone," Paul said on Monday. 

Over the past few weeks, Black Lives Matter activists have led protests at several 2016 campaign events, derailing speeches by Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. 

Watch Rand Paul above.

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