Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky narrowly escaped death last night as he was walking back to his hotel from the White House after Donald Trump’s RNC speech.
At 12:39 in the morning, Paul tweeted: “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.”
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.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 28, 2020
A crazed mob of over 100 people that tried to kill him?! That definitely sounds very, very scary. Not to mention, incredibly dangerous. We’re glad the antigay senator and his wife made it out alive.
Oh, wait… What’s that? There’s video, you say?
Why, yes. Yes, there is. And it turns out, Rand’s account of what happened is a complete fabrication.
Not long after he claimed he and his wife were nearly murdered in cold blood in the streets of Washington, DC, numerous videos began circulating that showed a very different scenario.
Footage shows Rand walking alongside his wife and completely surrounded by a wall of police while a group of about a dozen reporters and perfectly peaceful protestors snap photos, shout questions, and plead with the senator to speak up in support of Black Lives Matter.
There were no pitchforks. There were no torches. Neither Paul nor his wife were ever touched during the police escort, though one officer who was protecting them did get jostled by a protester at one point.
D.C. police officers had to escort @RandPaul to the Hotel Washington as dozens of demonstrators followed and jeered him. At least one person is being treated by protest medics for what appears to be an OC spray injury. pic.twitter.com/fOrKQ2C29D
— Clarence Williams (@nu1wcf) August 28, 2020
After the videos surfaced, people began calling out Paul on Twitter for being a liar and drama queen.
I watched the Rand Paul video. I saw an officer push an off-camera protester, a protester pushed back, the officer fell down and slightly bumped into Rand Paul. We don’t know why the officer pushed the protester. But Rand Paul appears to be lying about being “attacked” by anyone.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 28, 2020
Rand Paul is acting like he was somehow violated by a violent mob. Nobody touched him. He was just a little to close to the people he has shit all over by enabling Trump, for comfort.
He should be uncomfortable all the time until he upholds his oath.pic.twitter.com/fkdOxckPp8
— Bill Maxwell 😷 ByeDon2020 (@Bill_Maxwell_) August 28, 2020
US Senator Rand Paul is so unaccustomed to being confronted and held accountable, that protesters’ WORDS made him feel like he’s been “attacked.”
Paging Ron’s neighbor…
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 28, 2020
No one laid a finger on Rand Paul last night and we get incessant crying from conservatives.
Breonna Taylor was murdered in the middle of the night by plainclothes cops who lied to a judge to obtain a no knock warrant, and we get silence from conservatives.
— Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) August 28, 2020
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) August 28, 2020
People: GOVERNMENT SHOULD FEAR THE PEOPLE, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, WHICH IS WHY I OPEN CARRY
[Rand Paul gets yelled at while walking down the street]
Same people: OK, SCARING POLITICIANS IS ANTI-AMERICAN AND SHOULD BE OUTLAWED
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 28, 2020
Rand Paul was elected by the people and works for the people. We pay his salary.
Last night was simply his annual performance review. And fuck him.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 28, 2020
Oh no! Rand Paul was surrounded by an angry mob. Meanwhile, Paul supported these angry white asshole mob in Michigan pic.twitter.com/v4Vy60eMbE
— 🔥Double Dee👠👠 (@DCdebbie) August 28, 2020
RAND PAUL LIVES IN DC AND HAS A CAR SERVICE. YOU KNOW THIS WAS STAGED, RIGHT?!?!
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) August 28, 2020
So Rand Paul, lover of the Constitution, wet himself when a group of citizens exercised their right to free speech and sought redress from their representatives.
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) August 28, 2020
Then this morning, Paul–looking awfully tired, we might add–doubled down on his “I was nearly killed!” narrative when he went on Fox & Friends to call for the “paid anarchists” who threatened his life to be imprisoned.
Seriously, this man can have a whole stadium of seats.