“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House,” Paul said in a tweet, adding, “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”
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
Videos surfaced online of the confrontation:
I think protesters are confronting … Rand Paul pic.twitter.com/aBLRnP5WgQ— Justin Wm. Moyer (@justinwmmoyer) August 28, 2020
Protesters could be heard yelling, “say her name,” and “her name is Breonna Taylor.”
Taylor was killed during a raid on her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
Paul addressed the incident during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning, “You couldn’t reason with this mob, but I’m actually the author of the Breonna Taylor law to end no-knock raids.”
“So the irony is lost on these idiots that they’re trying to kill the person who’s actually trying to get rid of no-knock raids,” he added.
Rand Paul and his wife weren’t able to walk down the street- he thinks he’s people were paid in from out of town part 1- pic.twitter.com/R2Tx05khiV— Karli 🇺🇸 (@KarluskaP) August 28, 2020
Trump officially accepted his party’s nomination at the White House on Thursday night. Shortly before his speech began, reporters shared images on Twitter of protesters who had gathered outside the White House.
After his speech, other videos showed attendees being confronted by protesters as they left the White House.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets around the country in recent months to protest the deaths of Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.