Rand Paul, the junior senator of Kentucky, is a member of the Tea Party movement and a serious conservative who represents everything liberals despise: pro-life, anti-marriage equality, and all of the scary things you could possibly think of.
But according to Paul's wife, following an assault by his next door neighbor, Paul is terrified of the left.
Apparently, Paul was assaulted last year by Rene Boucher, one of his neighbors. Paul had several broken ribs and had to spend some time away from Washington.
While Boucher is a registered Democrat, his lawyer insists Boucher's attack was not motivated by politics. This assault took a toll on both Paul and his wife, and motivated Kelley Paul to sleep with a loaded gun because she fears more attacks like this by liberals in today's political climate.
Kelley Paul says that the couples' Kentucky home has been updated with extra security measures in the wake of the country's increasingly contentious political climate.
We’ve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed. I’m home alone a lot, obviously when Rand is [in Washington], and so I’ve got deadbolts all around my house so that if someone’s in my house when I go to bed I’m deadbolted in three different levels.
“It’s bizarre. I’ve never been like this in my whole life…” Paul said. “We used to never even lock our doors, and now that has all changed. Even going out to dinner in D.C., last night, you worry. You hope that people aren’t going to come up and just start screaming at you.”
For an oppressive political party, they sure are kinda chicken.
However, this rhetoric likely has a more sinister motive, with the upcoming midterm elections. Comments also seemed to target Maxine Waters (D-CA, 432rd District) who said that people should harass politicians in public places:
Words do matter, and there are so many, quite frankly, unhinged [and] unstable people out there, and when they hear someone on their side telling them, ‘Get up in their face,’ they take that literally, and they think that gives them a license to be very aggressive, be harassing, throw people out of restaurants, and I don’t think anybody wants to live in a country like that.
Kelley Paul says "words matter," but the words her husband has spouted in the past, including that same-sex marriage "offends [him] personally," don't seem to have made any sort of impact on her philosophy.
The hypocrisy is exhausting.
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