Republican Senator Rand Paul revealed Monday morning the funding behind individuals who attacked him and his wife Kelley after the RNC Convention in August will not be investigated.
The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital. https://t.co/abpESDJ4nx— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 23, 2020
The move is at odds with Attorney General Bill Barr, who has repeatedly called for the investigation of funding behind violent, leftist organizations.
During an interview shortly after the incident, Paul said he believed if the police were not there to escort them to their hotel, they would have been killed.
"It was horrific....right as we got to the policeman, fortunately, or I don't think we'd have survived, we got to the policeman, the policeman I don't think recognized me and as I came closer they were shouting my name and the crowd 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. So as we're walking, sort of surrounded by the police, they're 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, had the police had not been there."
The only groups attacking peaceful people while they are walking to their hotels or sitting outside in restaurants are BLM and Antifa, @JoeBiden. Intimidating, silencing and terrorizing people with whom you disagree is the very essence of fascism.— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) November 17, 2020