Rand Paul says Black Lives Matter protesters who 'attacked' him and wife outside White House would have killed them
RAND Paul said the BLM protesters who "attacked" him and wife outside White House last night would have beaten them "senseless."
On Thursday, Paul and his wife were targeted by what he described as an "angry mob" of more than 100 Black Lives Matter demonstrators.
They had to be rescued by cops who Rand credited with saving their lives as they left Donald Trump's acceptance speech on the White House lawn.
Speaking about the ordeal on "Fox & Friends" the next day, Paul said he believed they would have been killed.
The Republican senator had part of his lung removed after he was assaulted by a neighbor in 2017, Fox News noted.
"It was horrific," he said. "They're attempting to push the police over to get to me, so at one point they push a policeman backwards, he stumbles and he's trying to catch his balance.
"I catch the back of his flak jacket to stabilize him to make sure he's OK because he's our defense. If he's down, the mob's loose on us."
"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, might just have been injured by being kicked in the head, or kicked in the stomach until we were senseless.
"That would have happened to us, I promise you, had we not had the D.C. Police to support us, we are thankful we have police, and we've got to wake up."
Paul cited his experience an an example of why the police should not be defunded or abolished during the dramatic segment.
The protesters were gathered for the final day of the Republican National Convention where they earlier tried to drown out Donald Trump's speech.
As the Kentucky politician left the event with wife Kelley he was accosted by a group of BLM and anti-Trump activists.
Police formed a wall around the pair as the mobs chanted "Breonna Taylor" and "No justice, no peace!"
"Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House," he later tweeted.
"Thank you to DC Police Dept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob," the senator wrote on twitter
Videos circulating on social media show the couple walking through screaming crowds who were shoving officers trying to protect them.
Some cops could be heard ordering the crowd to "back-off" as they escorted the senator and his wife.
One clip shows dozens of people stalking the politician as he walks down the street.
A cop who is protecting Paul is then seen being shoved and the senator was nearly flattened in the shocking incident.
Eventually, officers were able to escort the couple back to the safety of their hotel.
It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the attack on Paul but he was just one of many guests accosted by protesters as they left the convention.
Hundreds of Trump protesters had gathered outside the White House as he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
Attendees could hear the protesters sounding horns near the White House as he spoke.
Fencing was set up along the perimeter to keep protesters away, but shouts could still be heard from the South Lawn.
There was also what appeared to be a “party” school bus and a character dressed as the infamous Baby Trump holding a cell phone.
Images showed attendees taking photos of a guillotine with an effigy of Trump.
As guests left the the convention, some were branded "racist"by the crowds outside.
Earlier, horns blasted and bells were rang as the president took to the stage to give his speech shortly before 10.30pm.
And when Trump started to talk firecrackers were launched outside the White House.
"What happened to Rand & Kelley tonight (and numerous others exiting the RNC) was wrong," tweeted Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
"The police protecting them were heroic, but this needs to stop. This is very close to escalating to serious violence."
The BLM movement is very active in Kentucky in the wake of the police killing of Breonna Taylor.
The 26-year-old was shot eight times by Louisville cops during a 'no-knock' warrant at her home as she was in bed on March 13, 2020.
Those behind that shooting have not been arrested or charged.
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