UPDATE: During an interview with Fox and Friends Friday morning, Senator Rand Paul described the "horrific scene," said they would have been killed or very seriously injured without the police and called for the coordinated, organized mob violence to stop.
"It was horrific....right as we got to the policeman, fortunately or I don't we would have survived, we got to the policeman and I don't think the policeman recognized me and as I came closer the crowd was shouting my name and it doubled to 60 and it double again to 120," Paul described. "I can't tell you how I'm not sure we would have made it. They were attempting to push the police over to get to me...you've seen the pictures of what they do to you. If the police are not there, if you defund the police, if we become Portland, if America becomes Portland, what's going to happen is people are going to be pummeled and kicked in the head and left senseless on the curb. That would have happened to us I promise you, had we not had the D.C. police to support us...Thank God for the police. Had we not gotten to the police I truly believe that the police saved our lives and we would not be here today or we would be in a hospital today if the police had not been there."
"We can't walk down the street safely in D.C. now, that's how bad it is," he continued. "I don't hear Joe Biden or Kamala Harris saying one thing about the violence. This mob is their voters. This is the New Democrat party."
A Black Lives Matter mob attacked Republican Senator Rand Paul, his wife Kelley and a Washington D.C. Police Officer Thursday night after the RNC concluded the final night of the 2020 convention at the White House.
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
President Trump gave his nomination acceptance speech earlier in the night from the South Lawn. Upon its conclusion around 12 a.m., attendees left the White House campus to walk to cars and hotels. They were also accosted and attacked.
Man and his wife leaving White House get mobbed on their way back to their hotel by livid protesters. pic.twitter.com/qnpPTfReS3— Phillip Nieto (@nieto_phillip) August 28, 2020
A bus full of RNC Convention attendees came down 14th heading towards a hotel. Upon seeing protesters in the street and a wall of police, they turn around, only to have protesters jump on the vehicle #RNCConvention2020 #DC #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/5vx68ESQ5d— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) August 28, 2020
.@RepBrianMast just walked through the area where protesters and agitators are outside the White House. They wanted to know how he felt about black people getting killed by police. He said he is against anybody being wrongly killed by police. pic.twitter.com/pGZKEcOvVd— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 28, 2020
Earlier in the night, a mob fought with Secret Service agents in Lafayette Park, the location of previous riots in the city. Townhall's Julio Rosas was on the scene.
A crowd has surrounded a Secret Service agent who is outside the fence of the White House complex. The crowd is preventing the agents that are inside from opening up the gate. pic.twitter.com/bxDrrh3P0G— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 28, 2020
Rioters are fighting DC bike police officers near the White House, lots of kicking and fighting over control of their bikes, including a white rioter fighting a black officer. pic.twitter.com/Vhoy91kyYo— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 28, 2020