According to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., he was attacked by a “crazed mob” after he left the White House following President Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
“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,” he tweeted.
A video shows a crowd chasing Paul as he was “escorted by D.C. police as he returned to his hotel,” Fox News reported.
Protesters were reportedly chanting, “Breonna Taylor” and “no justice, no peace!”
Some officers were shouting “move back” at the crowd of protesters. This also happened as the protesters chanted for the senator to “say her name.”
Fox News also reported that Paul and his wife, Kelley Paul, didn't appear to be injured.
On “Fox & Friends,” Paul said protesters were threatening to kill him and his wife. “They were yelling threats, they were trying to push the police over to get to me, they were grabbing at us,” Paul also mentioned.
He then said protesters threatened to “‘eff you up’ and kill you.”
“I truly believe this with every fiber of my being — had they gotten at us, they would have gotten us to the ground, we might not have been killed, we might just have been injured by being kicked in the head or kicked in the stomach until we were senseless,” Paul said.
According to Paul, he was the one who introduced the “Justice for Breonna Taylor Act.” The Hill explained that it “would prohibit federal law enforcement from carrying out a warrant ‘until after the officer provides notice of his or her authority and purpose.’”
“The irony is lost on these idiots. They’re trying to kill the person who's actually trying to get rid of no-knock raids,” Paul also stated.
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