Rand’s Wife Slams Senator Who Called For Harassment
Article from The Hill by Brett Samuels.
The wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday penned an open letter directed at Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), appearing to blame the Democrat for the threats and protests her husband has faced this week.
Kelley Paul wrote in an op-ed published on CNN that her husband was “besieged at the airport by activists.” She indicated that they shouted at the senator, stuck their middle fingers in his face and prevented him from moving to his destination.
She wrote that the protesters had heeded Booker’s advice from July in which he urged a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., to “get up in the face of some congresspeople” rather than being passive about issues they care about.
“I would call on you to retract your statement,” Kelley Paul wrote Wednesday. “I would call on you to condemn violence, the leaking of elected officials’ personal addresses (our address was leaked from a Senate directory given only to senators), and the intimidation and threats that are being hurled at them and their families.”
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