Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), just shared the shocking details of their recent “dystopian” encounter with the mob.
Kelley and Rand were surrounded by protestors while attempting to leave the Republican National Convention at the White House on Thursday night. They escaped unharmed but said that they were verbally abused and had to be escorted by several police officers.
We were “attacked”
Kelley relived the “harrowing” experience in a piece for the Washington Examiner, writing:
Thursday night felt like being in a terrifying dystopian novel. The mob swarmed me and my husband, Sen. Rand Paul, in a tight circle, screaming expletives, threats, and shouting, “Say her name.” We rushed up to two police officers, and I believe that is the only thing that kept us from being knocked to the ground. Even pressed against the officers, we were greatly outnumbered.
As the mob grew and became more threatening, we literally could not move, and neither could the two officers for several minutes. The rioters were inches from us, screaming in our faces.
Rand Paul also spoke out, revealing on Twitter that he and his wife had been “attacked” by a “crazed mob.” On Friday, he discussed the matter further in an interview on Fox News. “They were inciting a riot, and they would have killed us had the police not been there,” he said.
Paul said this incident demonstrates that the whole country could turn into Portland, Oregon if we go down the “defund the police” path.
“If we defund the police, if America becomes Portland, people will be pummeled, and kicked in the head and left senseless on the curb,” Paul said.
The senator also expressed his belief that the people who accosted him and his wife were not from Washington D.C., but were from out of town and that they were “paid to be there.”
Not the only ones
Paul and his wife were not only ones that the mob targeted on Thursday night after the RNC. Breitbart, in fact, has published 19 videos of these so-called protestors harassing people after the event.
Among them was Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and police officer, who captured the incident on video. “The minute you walked out … they were all waiting right there, alleged protesters,” Bongino said.
Bongino said that “these are not protests,” let alone peaceful protests.
These are not protests. Not only are these not peaceful protests, throw that out the window. These are not protests! They’re not protests! We saw these people, some of them, leaving our hotel we were staying at this morning at six o’clock. Why are they staying at a hotel? How did they get there? The hotel we stayed at wasn’t cheap! Did we not see three of them this morning, Paula, walking out? Yes we did! These are not protests. This is a paid, organized mob of lunatics. This is not a protest.
Whatever it is, an end needs to be put to it.