WASHINGTON, D.C.-Kelly Paul, the wife of Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday charged New Jersey Senator Cory Booker for inciting violence against her and her family after an attack by liberal protestors in an airport. Paul said Booker’s vitriolic rhetoric is responsible for acts of aggression and violence against Republican senators. Booker in July suggested upset Americans should “Get up in the face” of their opponents.
This week, contaminated letters were sent to the Pentagon. Former Navy sailor William Clyde Allen III was arrested for sending castor seeds, the base component for making the deadly toxin ricin.
Also, tonight, Jackson Cosko, a former staffer for New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan was charged for publishing personal information about government officials, including their phone numbers and home addresses in order to provoke attacks on those individuals.
As the left is driven deeper into madness over the impending confirmation vote of Brett Kavanaugh, many fear leftist attacks against opposing political figures will continue to rise, which could lead to real blood soon being on the hands of “Spartacus”, who Booker identifies himself with.
by Kelly Paul
It’s nine o’clock at night, and as I watch out the window, a sheriff’s car slowly drives past my home. I am grateful that they have offered to do extra patrols, as someone just posted our home address, and Rand’s cell number, on the internet — all part of a broader effort to intimidate and threaten Republican members of Congress and their families. I now keep a loaded gun by my bed. Our security systems have had to be expanded. I have never felt this way in my life.
In the last 18 months, our family has experienced violence and threats of violence at a horrifying level. I will never forget the morning of the shooting at the congressional baseball practice, the pure relief and gratitude that flooded me when I realized that Rand was okay.
He was not okay last November, when a violent and unstable man attacked him from behind while he was working in our yard, breaking six ribs and leaving him with lung damage and multiple bouts of pneumonia. Kentucky’s secretary of state, Alison Lundergan Grimes, recently joked about it in a speech. MSNBC commentator Kasie Hunt laughingly said on air that Rand’s assault was one of her “favorite stories.” Cher, Bette Midler, and others have lauded his attacker on Twitter. I hope that these women never have to watch someone they love struggle to move or even breathe for months on end.
Earlier this week, Rand was besieged in the airport by activists “getting up in his face,” as you, Senator Booker, encouraged them to do a few months ago. Preventing someone from moving forward, thrusting your middle finger in their face, screaming vitriol — is this the way to express concern or enact change? Or does it only incite unstable people to violence, making them feel that assaulting a person is somehow politically justifiable?
Senator Booker, Rand has worked with you to co-sponsor criminal justice reform bills. He respects you, and so do I. I would call on you to retract your statement. I would call on you to condemn violence, the leaking of elected officials’ personal addresses (our address was leaked from a Senate directory given only to senators), and the intimidation and threats that are being hurled at them and their families.