Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he was attacked by a “crazed mob” of more than 100 people after leaving the White House for the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Aug. 27.
“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House,” he wrote on Twitter early Friday. “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”
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
Video on social media showed that Paul and his wife were escorted by D.C. police to his hotel. They were chased and surrounded by Black Lives Matter protesters who tried to assault them. A video showed protesters shoving an officer who tripped and brushed into Paul. Paul helped steady the officer.
A protester can be heard shouting at Paul, “Her name is Breonna Taylor!”— a woman was killed by police in Louisville.
“Sen. Rand Paul was at the baseball field that was shot up by a leftist activist, nearly killing Rep. Steve Scalise, and has been frequently targeted by leftists cheering on physical assaults against him,” The Federalist’s Mollie Ziegler Hemingway tweeted.
Sen. Rand Paul was at the baseball field that was shot up by a leftist activist, nearly killing Rep. Steve Scalise, and has been frequently targeted by leftists cheering on physical assaults against him. https://t.co/M3ik14M8I0
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 28, 2020
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the White House and were caught on video assaulting and harassing the attendees after the last event of the RNC.
Individual outside the White House guest entrance retreats through the gate as crowd accost him. pic.twitter.com/5zZVqPjY76
— Phillip Nieto (@nieto_phillip) August 28, 2020
Rep. Vernon Jones (D-Ga.) was also harassed by protesters as he left the White House to walk to his hotel following President Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC.
“Are you a black Trump supporter?” a protester shouted at Jones.
“You’re a [expletive] disgrace! Shame!” another yelled.
President Trump made the funding of the police and stamping out rioting a cornerstone of his acceptance speech.
“As long as I am president, I will defend the absolute right of every American citizen to live in security, dignity, and peace.” he said and pledged, “The Republican Party will remain the voice of the patriotic heroes who keep America safe.”