Following the Thursday night Republican National Convention, Senator Rand Paul and his wife Kelly Paul were swarmed by Black Lives Matter protesters after attempting to leave the event.
Rand Paul has been fighting for police reform since he got to Congress.. and it didn't matter tonight.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 28, 2020
The entire confrontation was recorded by Jack Murphy in a 17 minute clip who stated that he had cautioned Paul to walk a different direction, but still attempted to continue to his destination.
In the video, protesters surround and chant at the Pauls until police show up to escort them to their hotel, using their bicycles as buffers between the senator and the protesters. Along the way, Kelly Paul appeared to lose a shoe which was taken by a protester and waved in the Senator’s face.
Clearer video from the incident also emerged showing a police officer protecting the Pauls being shoved and falling backwards, with Rand Paul stopping to steady the officer and prevent him from falling over backwards.
Watch the short clip below.
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) August 28, 2020
Senator Paul Tweeted following the incident.
Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 28, 2020
We were surrounded and unable to move until @DCPoliceDept arrived with officers on bikes creating a moving barricade to get us to safety.
— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) August 28, 2020
Watch the full 17 minute video from Jack Murphy below, from the altercation beginning to Rand and Kelly finally arriving safely to their destination.
Rand Paul under siege
— Jack Murphy 🇺🇸 (@jackmurphylive) August 28, 2020
Senator Rand Paul previously introduced the Justice For Breonna Taylor Act to end No Knock Raids.