Rand Paul: ‘Marauding people in our streets are Joe Biden supporters’
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) told “The Fox News Rundown” on Wednesday that he’s calling on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris to denounce the people rioting in the streets across America.
The Republican senator and his wife were personally attacked by a mob while the couple was leaving the White House after President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech last Thursday.
“This is their base,” Paul said. “These marauding people in our streets are all supporters of Joe Biden. Who do you think the organizers of Black Lives Matter support? They support Joe Biden. They hate Donald Trump with a passion.”
Paul said that the Biden-Harris ticket could condemn this violent behavior but they don’t want to lose votes.
“He could easily renounce the support of any of the people involved with this, but he won’t because Black Lives Matter is a constituent group and I frankly think that he won’t because I think he actually supports what they’re doing,” Paul told Fox.
Paul said that he and his wife feared for their lives during last week’s attack.
“We were very, very concerned throughout the entire ordeal, even when more police came, we were concerned that the police could be overrun.”
Paul also said that the rioters have no interest in actually playing a role in public policy. The people who were threatening him outside the White House were harassing him over the death of Breonna Taylor who lived in Paul’s state. The senator is the author of the “Justice for Breonna Taylor” Act. He has also sponsored dozens of criminal justice reform bills with Democrats.
“That’s the irony of these people who are really intent just on violence. They have no clue and don’t care about actually changing politics,” he said.
The senator defended Trump saying that despite the rhetoric of the left, the president is not to blame for the violence happening in the U.S.
“When you look at these cities, what you find is the top 10 cities with the highest murder rate per capita are all Democrats,” Paul said. “If you look at the cities that have had the major problems, Chicago poor. Minneapolis, and Louisville in our state, all run by Democrats for 50 solid years. Not one Republican. So, it’s kind of hard to say it has anything to do with Republicans or Donald Trump.”
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