The protesters stopped short of assaulting the senator and his group after nearby police officers stepped in, preventing the mob from closing in on Paul. Some were even following the senator into their hotel but were stopped by law enforcement.
Paul explained that he and his companions originally intended to take a bus towards the Trump International Hotel alongside other convention attendees. Paul’s group reached the hotel and tried to get an Uber back to their accommodations, but decided to walk two blocks after groups of protesters barricaded some streets from vehicular traffic – a decision he regretted. He was unfortunately spotted by a mob of protesters, but the timely intervention of nearby police officers nearby kept the senator and his group away from their attackers.
A video footage of the incident showed a policeman behind the senator using his bicycle to keep the mob at bay, and losing his balance after being shoved by a protester. The same video showed Paul holding the officer’s back to prevent him from falling and stumbling completely.
The senator expressed his thanks towards the policemen who accompanied and protected them during their walk, adding that the police “saved their lives” with their actions that night. He also warned that other people will be “pummeled and kicked in the head” and “left senseless on the curb” without the police maintaining public safety.
The mob threatened Paul that they will “f—“ him up and kill him, with the senator adding that he and his wife might have suffered serious injuries from being kicked in the head and stomach if the mob managed to get hold of them. (Related: CHAOS comes to Washington: Lunatic, angry Leftists mob Sen. Rand Paul and other GOP members on the streets of D.C..)
Aside from the threats he received, the senator mentioned that some members of the mob were taunting him to “say the name” of Breonna Taylor. Taylor died after police raided her Louisville, Kentucky apartment and subsequently shot her – without introducing themselves as law enforcement officers and mentioning the purpose of their visit.
When asked about this, Paul answered that “the irony is lost” on the protesters he branded “unhinged” because they were trying to kill someone trying to reform the system – citing his authorship of a bill that put an end to no-knock raids similar to the ones that caused Taylor’s death.
In the same Fox & Friends interview, Paul claimed that the protesters who almost assaulted were from out of town and were “paid to be anarchists.” He reiterated that both people who incite a riot and people who pay others to do so deserve to face jail time, and remarked the FBI’s need to investigate this “organized interstate racket.”
“My feeling is that there’s interstate criminal traffic … but you won’t know unless you arrest them,” the senator put forward. “They were inciting a riot and they would have killed us had the police not been there.”
What happened to Sen. Paul and his companions in Washington, D.C. may not be the last. Many more incidents of Black Lives Matter protesters targeting Republican politicians should be expected after Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Republicans to be "enemies of the state."
Find out more news about the unrest in Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities caused by Black Lives Matter protests at Rioting.news.