Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) confirmed on Monday that there will not be any investigation into who funded the protesters who infamously attacked the conservative senator and his wife as they left President Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention.
“The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital,” Paul tweeted.
The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital. https://t.co/abpESDJ4nx
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 23, 2020
Paul and his wife were leaving the South Lawn of the White House back in August after Trump’s closing speech when they found themselves surrounded by protesters who quickly began hurling hateful threats at them. One officer even got pushed at one point and fell into Paul.
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
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) August 28, 2020
The senator said afterwards that the mob of protesters was trying to get him to say the name of Breonna Taylor, the black woman who was shot and killed by police during a raid at her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in March. In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Paul pointed out how ironic this was, given the fact that he wrote the bill that outlawed the kind of raid that led to Taylor’s death.
“I’m actually the author of the Breonna Taylor law to end no-knock raids. So the irony is lost on these idiots that they’re trying to kill the person who is actually trying to get rid of no-knock raids,” Paul said.
He went on to say that he believes the protesters who attacked him were being funded by somebody, as he does not think they were from Washington D.C.
“My feeling is there is interstate criminal traffic being paid for across states lines,” said Paul. “They flew here on a plane, they all got fresh new clothes, and they were paid to be here. It is a crime to do that and it needs to be traced.”
If a Democratic lawmaker like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) or Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was accosted in this way, we can only imagine the level of outrage there would be from the left, and the FBI would surely investigate immediately. Because Paul is a conservative however, the feds seem t be quickly sweeping this under the rug.