Kentucky’s junior senator spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity last week about causes of violence in the U.S.
“The left wing is egging this on,” Senator Paul Rand, R-Ky., told Hannity, “and if we want to end this we have to start locking people up.” He added violent people should be locked up for as long as possible.
The Fox host began by noting a Mediaite report that described how liberal activist group ShutDownDC promised large protests during the congressional baseball game. It is the same group whose members staged a protest outside the downtown D.C. branch of Morton’s Steakhouse earlier this month after learning Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining there.
They may have learned Kavanaugh was at Morton’s from someone seeking to collect a cash bounty offered for the location of justices.
“We disrupted Brett Kavanaugh’s steak dinner and we will disrupt the Congressional Baseball Game,” the activists claimed in a Twitter post. “The monsters tearing apart our country deserve no peace.”
Hannity segued by noting his guest, Sen. Paul, had himself been victimized by violence at least twice. One attack came by a neighbor who executed a flying tackle while he was mowing his lawn. The other came after the RNC convention when he was swarmed by a mob he felt planned to seriously hurt or kill him had it not been for his police escorts.
Paul explained how local papers in Kentucky condoned the violence, noting the Louisville Courier said his neighbor’s attack on him was justified because of his interview style.
“A man who tried to assassinate a mayoral candidate in Louisville got two days in prison,” Paul exclaimed. “The Black Lives Matter bailed him out after two days. And, he works for the Louisville Courier.
“We now have a new writer for the Louisville Courier who has been arrested for violent assault,” the senator added, “and now he’s written the violence against me was justified.”
Hannity contrasted the 574 riots conducted by the left in the aftermath of police killings of Black men that produced few arrests with the election of former President Donald Trump that has amounted to the federal pursuit of thousands who participated in the J6 riot.
Paul agreed the different groups were being treated differently, noting an elderly grandmother with breast cancer who walked into the Capitol, looked around and left without assaulting anyone or damaging anything and got six months in jail. He contrasted that with the man who was realeased on his own recognizance who attacked New York’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin.
“Ultimately, there’s gonna come a day of reckoning where the people who live in New York City, crime disproportionately affects those in poor neighborhoods and those who are minorities,” Paul said. “One day, they’re going to rise up and say, ‘We’ve had enough, kids are dying at the bus stop, kids are dying on the subway, the Democrats are not protecting our children.”
“The Democrats don’t care about your kids,” Paul added, “and it continues to happen decade after decade.”
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