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Rand Paul's wife pens letter to Booker following protests, threats against husband
The Hill ^ | 10/03/18 | BRETT SAMUELS

Posted on 10/03/2018 7:15:44 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

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 supporters to "get up in the face of some congresspeople" rather than being passive about issues they care about.

Booker, who had previously called for protesters to "lead with love" when confronting officials, later walked back his comments.

"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."

Kelley Paul appealed to Booker's sense of bipartisanship, noting that the Democrat worked with her husband on criminal justice reform bills.

Booker's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Booker's comments from July drew extra attention among conservatives, as they came a short time after Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) stirred controversy for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public spaces.

Rand Paul has endured violence and threats over the course of the last 18 months, his wife noted. The Kentucky senator was present at a congressional baseball practice last year when a gunman opened fire, seriously wounding Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.).

The Pauls' neighbor was sentenced to 30 days in prison earlier this year after he assaulted Rand Paul in their yard. The senator suffered six broken ribs in the attack, and an x-ray found fluid buildup around his lungs.

Kelley Paul has been critical of the media coverage of the incident, noting that some mocked her husband.

Kelley Paul wrote Wednesday that law enforcement conducts additional patrols around her house, and she keeps a loaded gun near her bed as a result of the threats against her husband.

Protesters and progressive activists have confronted several Republican senators in recent days as they travel through airports and other public spaces in an effort to plead with them to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) earlier Wednesday slammed the protests as "intimidation tactics" that he vowed would not prevent a vote on Kavanaugh.


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KEYWORDS: corybooker; randpaul
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1 posted on 10/03/2018 7:15:44 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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Cory just wants power and he would kill anyone to get it.

JoMa


2 posted on 10/03/2018 7:19:08 PM PDT by joma89
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To: yesthatjallen
When Cory talks in that totally unnatural tough guy persona, it's not really him talking, it's his imaginary friend, street tough drug dealer T-Bone.

T-Bone tells him when to get all up in somebody's grill and shit. He also tells Cory that he's not gay at all, when Cory starts to wonder about himself again. Not even a little gay. Nope.


3 posted on 10/03/2018 7:19:56 PM PDT by dead
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To: yesthatjallen

Check out the comments.

These sick F’s are enjoying this.


4 posted on 10/03/2018 7:25:38 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: yesthatjallen

The left/Demoniacs love this. They want the right and Conservatives to beg them for mercy. They want to dominate and subjugate. They love a letter like this. They can sit back and smirk. They will continue to encourage their shock troops until they have achieved their ends.


5 posted on 10/03/2018 7:26:49 PM PDT by Lent
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Leftist never think the tactics they use will ever be used against them


6 posted on 10/03/2018 7:26:56 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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Dear Senator Booker,

Eat $hit, you flagburning bastard.

7 posted on 10/03/2018 7:30:17 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (GOP- 65 House and 12 Senate seat pickups in November IF they confirm Kavanaugh.)
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To: 2banana

These tactics won’t be used against them. I’m a grown man, I’m not going to protest them or hit them with a bike lock. If the time comes to fight I will destroy them with a support by fire element and a maneuver element. I will stack the bodies along the side of the road and burn them, then move forward to the next objective.


8 posted on 10/03/2018 7:34:18 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: yesthatjallen

Sodomites and communists feed off of things like this, and Booker’s too busy getting his ‘back 40’ seeded to care.


9 posted on 10/03/2018 7:36:40 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: yesthatjallen

Sodomites and communists feed off of things like this, and Booker’s too busy getting his ‘back 40’ seeded to care.


10 posted on 10/03/2018 7:36:41 PM PDT by akalinin
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11 posted on 10/03/2018 7:37:28 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Flag burning turd burglar is more like it.


12 posted on 10/03/2018 7:38:50 PM PDT by hirn_man
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To: Lent

We have the guns a few need to be shot


13 posted on 10/03/2018 7:38:57 PM PDT by genghis
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To: hillarys cankles
Lots of twisted sobs.

Haven't been to the comment section today but it can be fun to troll them.

14 posted on 10/03/2018 7:46:03 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Booker ‘em, Danno.


15 posted on 10/03/2018 7:52:18 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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The fault is these guys are not in jail.


16 posted on 10/03/2018 7:53:25 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (60 in '18.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Why isn’t she writing Mad Maxine also?


17 posted on 10/03/2018 7:59:13 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: yesthatjallen

These democrats have ruined America . . .IMHO, we are right up against the 7th Week of Daniel in the Bible. It seems that more and more people these days are commenting that “This world is not our home”. . . Keep praying for God’s intervention in these EVIL times.


18 posted on 10/03/2018 8:06:42 PM PDT by Maudeen (http://ThereIsHopeinJesus.com/)
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To: dead

LMAO, Dead!! Gay Spartacus Jazz Hands Booker should be ridiculed at every opportunity. He’s an Al Gore level liar and buffoon.


19 posted on 10/03/2018 8:12:10 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: depressed in 06

Amen to that!


20 posted on 10/03/2018 8:14:57 PM PDT by buffyt (“If you want to keep your guns, Beto vote for Cruz.”)
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