Rand Paul attacked by BLM protesters outside White House RNC, outraged Internet says he's FOR police reform

The former presidential candidate and his wife Kelly were seen in disturbing footage being aggressively accosted and surrounded by dozens of violent activists


                            Rand Paul attacked by BLM protesters outside White House RNC, outraged Internet says he's FOR police reform
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Social media erupted in defense of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul after he and his wife were accosted by a sizeable mob of Black Lives Matter activists who shoved the police detail escorting him out of the Republican National Convention, even knocking one of the officers into the senator. Supporters pointed out the irony of the attack, noting how Paul was one of the most vocal proponents of police reform and the architect of the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act.

The former presidential candidate and his wife Kelly were seen in disturbing footage being aggressively accosted and surrounded by dozens of violent activists as they left the RNC event where President Donald J. Trump accepted the party's nomination.

Police tried to hold the crowd back, but an officer who was holding a bicycle to shield the couple from the demonstrators was shoved viciously so that he stumbled into Paul and almost knocked him to the ground. The Kentucky senator thanked law enforcement after being escorted safely to his hotel. He said there were "over 100 activists" and that the police had "literally saved our lives" from the "crazed mob."



 

Black Lives Matter activists had reportedly gathered near the White House Thursday night hoping to drown out the president's acceptance speech with firecrackers and airhorns. The same group was later seen in video aggressively harassing guests who were leaving the White House after the event. One of the guests, in fact, was punched in the back of the head and knocked to the ground by a raging mob which also drenched him in water, Daily Mail reported. RNC committeeman Chris Ager and his wife were also reportedly abused by a balaclava-wearing protester who threatened to physically assault them as they tried to get into the doors of their hotel.

It's important to note that the Black Lives Matter movement has gained considerable momentum in Kentucky, especially after the police killing of Breonna Taylor. However, Paul has been actively pushing for police reforming following the tragedy, which saw officers execute a no-knock warrant to kick in the door of the 26-year-old EMT's home before fatally shooting her by mistake.

In fact, the senator designed and introduced legislation aimed at banning the use of no-knock warrants, calling it the 'Justice for Breonna Taylor Act' as a tribute to the victim. "After talking with Breonna Taylor's family, I've come to the conclusion that it's long past time to get rid of no-knock warrants," Paul said while introducing the bill back in June. "This bill will effectively end no-knock raids in the United States."

That said, the officers involved in Breonna's shooting have not been disciplined or charged as yet.

A demonstrator holds a painting of Breonna Taylor during a protest near the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct on June 7, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. (Getty Images)

Paul, who is also a renowned ophthalmologist, was just one of several guests threatened by protesters outside the White House.  Dressed in their best suits and dresses, innocent civilians were violently confronted by protesters as they left the convention. Witnesses heard shouts including 'You racist a**' and 'Jacob Blake'.  

Social media lashed out against violent activists who heckled guests and threatened their safety - especially that of the popular Kentucky senator who is pushing for police reform. "Rand Paul is a genuinely decent guy who is willing to discuss the issues with anyone," Investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel tweeted. "I once met him at an event some years back in DC. He was happy to engage the whole room in conversation & debate policy. Infuriating to watch him being attacked by the violent BLM/Antifa mob."



 

"Say her name? Rand Paul literally introduced the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act that prohibits no-knock warrants. Y'all angry, but your anger is misdirected," free-market advocate and author Julie Borowski added.



 

"Remarkable to watch protesters scream "SAY HER NAME!" at Rand Paul, the author of the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act," author Lachlan Markay commented.



 

"Antifa propagandists are panicked and swarming social media this morning falsely claiming the attack by their DC cell on Rand Paul was not violent - when we can see it for ourselves," activist Jack Posobiec wrote alongside a video clip.



 

"So glad @RandPaul and his wife are safe this morning after being harassed while leaving the RNC last night. Thank you to the @DCPoliceDept for protecting Senator Paul and others from the rioters. The violence and civil unrest in our country must stop," Republican leader Kat Cammack added.



 

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