Senator Rand Paul Worries That Current Political Climate is Going to Lead to An Assassination
Speaking to a Kentucky radio station on Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul stated that he is concerned that if lawmakers don’t settle down with their insane rhetoric, it could lead to an assassination.
Discussing the intense fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Paul (R-KY) stated that he was concerned that there “is going to be an assassination.”
“I really worry that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation … they have to realize that they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence,” Paul said.
Senator Paul discussed how in 2017 he was at the Congressional Baseball Game where five people were shot by a crazed leftist, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. He also recounted the assault on him by his neighbor last year.
“These are people that are unstable. We don’t want to encourage them,” he added. “We have to somehow ratchet it down and say we’re not encouraging them that violence is ever OK.”
When asked about Senator Cory Booker urging people to “get up in the face of some congresspeople and tell them about common sense solutions” about how to end homelessness, Senator Paul warned that he could push someone into using violence.
“I think what people need to realize is when people like Cory Booker say ‘get up in their face,’ he may think that that’s OK,” Paul said. “But what he doesn’t realize is that for about every 1,000” people who “might want to get up in your face, one of them is going to be unstable enough to commit violence.”