Rand Paul slammed for claims of being attacked by angry mob in Washington: 'You snowflakes are pathetic'

The internet refuses to believe that Rand Paul got attacked by an 'angry mob' in Washington, and ask him for proof

                            Rand Paul slammed for claims of being attacked by angry mob in Washington: 'You snowflakes are pathetic'
Senator Rand Paul (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

On Friday, August 28, as the U.S. Senator Rand Paul was walking back to his hotel in Washington D.C. from the White House after Republican National Convention, he was surrounded by a group of protesters. Sen. Rand Paul was accompanied by his wife, Kelley Ashby Paul, at that time. Several protesters took to streets in Washington, as President Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican party's nomination for a second term at the South Lawn in the White House. Paul attended the Republican National Convention to give a speech in support of Trump's reelection.

Videos circulating on social media show protesters circling around Paul and his wife, Kelley. The protesters could be heard chanting, "No justice, no peace" and "Say her name, Breonna Taylor." The videos also reveal the police forming a perimeter around the Pauls, and asking the protesters to "move back." A police officer on a bike can be seen pushing a protester behind, following which the protester retaliated by pushing the officer, who almost fell on Paul, and the senator caught him. 

Following the attack, the senator took to his Twitter to thank the police department for saving their lives. He tweeted, "Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House," Paul wrote in a tweet at 1:39 a.m. Friday. "Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob."

When the internet users saw the video and Paul's reaction, they began slamming him. A user tweeted, "Protestors: what about Breonna Taylor? Rand Paul: help help! I'm under attack! Christ you snowflakes are pathetic."


Another user wrote, "There was no attack on Rand Paul. Only fairly decent heckling. Nice try, peewee."


"Is there any evidence to substantiate Senator Rand Paul's claim of having been "attacked by a mob?" The video appears to show Rand Paul and his wife being escorted by police, but reveals no evidence whatsoever of any threat or attack by a mob," questioned another user.


Another user expressed, "He received White Privilege at its prime. Look at what happened to Sen. Rand Paul those folks yelling at him never touched were arrested quicker someone who killed 2 and shot the arm off 1 person. He went back to Illinois they went to jail!!"



"Nobody threatened Rand Paul. They are really blowing that out of proportion," pointed out a user.



In an interview, Paul said, "I don't think we would have survived." He also added his theory that some of the protesters were paid to come to Washington to "incite a riot". This wouldn't be the first time for Paul engaging police to help him. In 2017, Pual was attacked by his neighbor, Rene Boucher. The attack left him with five broken ribs, of which three were displaced fractures. Boucher assaulted Paul because the senator constantly left tree yard debris on his property. Boucher was arrested and charged with one count of fourth-degree assault and released on a $7,500 bond. 

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