Senator Rand Paul blasted his Democratic colleagues’ attempt to eliminate the filibuster as a parliamentary rule this week; saying the Party will “drag our great country down into the gutter.”
“Hyper-partisan Democrats are about to drag our great country down into the gutter of rancor and vitriol, the likes of which has never been seen in our nation’s history,” said Paul.
“Instead of doing the nation’s work, Democrats are wasting the nation’s time on a partisan vendetta against a man no longer in office. It’s as if they have no ability to exist except in opposition to Donald Trump. Without him, they might have to legislate and convince Americans that their policies are the right ones,” he added.
Watch Paul’s comments above.
CAPITAL CHAOS: Rand Paul ‘Attacked by Angry Mob’ After Leaving the White House, Thanks Police
Senator Rand Paul confirmed on social media Thursday night he was attacked by an “angry mob” after leaving President Trump’s acceptance speech at the White House; thanking DC police for “saving his life.”
Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 28, 2020
“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob,” posted Paul.
“Video on social media appeared to show a crowd chasing and jeering Paul, who was escorted by D.C. police as he returned to his hotel. An officer was captured on video being shoved by a protester and was nearly knocked over. Paul appeared to help steady the officer,” reports Fox News.
Read the full report here.
MEDIA MOB: CBS News Describes Rand Paul’s Assault as ‘Protesters Confront Kentucky Senator’
CBS News faced a growing backlash on social media Friday after the media outlet described Rand Paul’s assault from anti-police rioters as simply “protesters confront Kentucky Senator.”
“WATCH: Protesters confronted Kentucky Senator Rand Paul after attending the RNC at the White House, shouting at the lawmaker to acknowledge the shooting of Breonna Taylor,” posted CBS News’ official Twitter account.
WATCH: Protesters confronted Kentucky Senator Rand Paul after attending the RNC at the White House, shouting at the lawmaker to acknowledge the shooting of Breonna Taylor https://t.co/JmxvZJy29u pic.twitter.com/tTONwewPcR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 28, 2020
Paul discussed his harrowing attack Thursday night after an unhinged mob descended on the Republican lawmaker; saying the crowd “would have killed me” if not for DC police officers.
“We walked one block, but as we walked we could see some police in the distance but we also saw a mob of people screaming and yelling. Fortunately, we got to the police, otherwise I don’t think we would have survived,” said Paul.
“The Policemen were forming a barricade with their bodies,” he added. “We waited, but the crowd was getting bigger and bigger and pushing in. It got worse and worse and worse. Finally, we decided to make a move. They were shouting threats to hurt us and kill us.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he believes that those who attacked him last night were paid agitators from out of town and that they would have killed him and his wife if it wasn’t for the police pic.twitter.com/TdVmuuxk7m
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 28, 2020
Watch Sen. Paul’s comments above.