Rand Paul’s Wife Issues Public Letter to Senator Cory Booker After Paul Was Doxxed

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Kelley Paul, the wife of Senator Rand Paul, wrote an open letter to Senator Cory Booker in response to being doxxed, which means their home address and Rand’s cell phone number were published on the internet after Booker encouraged activists to get up in the face of lawmakers with whom they disagree. She publicly asked Booker to publicly retract his position. In the past 18 months, Rand Paul has been the target of a gunman on a baseball field, was savagely attacked by a neighbor, and has been subjected to screaming protests at the airport. His family has received numerous threats of extreme violence. -GEG

It’s nine o’clock at night, and as I watch out the window, a sheriff’s car slowly drives past my home. I am grateful that they have offered to do extra patrols, as someone just posted our home address, and Rand’s cell number, on the internet — all part of a broader effort to intimidate and threaten Republican members of Congress and their families. I now keep a loaded gun by my bed. Our security systems have had to be expanded. I have never felt this way in my life.
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In the last 18 months, our family has experienced violence and threats of violence at a horrifying level. I will never forget the morning of the shooting at the congressional baseball practice, the pure relief and gratitude that flooded me when I realized that Rand was okay.
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He was not okay last November, when a violent and unstable man attacked him from behind while he was working in our yard, breaking six ribs and leaving him with lung damage and multiple bouts of pneumonia. Kentucky’s secretary of state, Alison Lundergan Grimes, recently joked about it in a speech. MSNBC commentator Kasie Hunt laughingly said on air that Rand’s assault was one of her “favorite stories.” Cher, Bette Midler, and others have lauded his attacker on Twitter. I hope that these women never have to watch someone they love struggle to move or even breathe for months on end.
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Earlier this week, Rand was besieged in the airport by activists “getting up in his face,” as you, Senator Booker, encouraged them to do a few months ago. Preventing someone from moving forward, thrusting your middle finger in their face, screaming vitriol — is this the way to express concern or enact change? Or does it only incite unstable people to violence, making them feel that assaulting a person is somehow politically justifiable?
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Senator Booker, Rand has worked with you to co-sponsor criminal justice reform bills. He respects you, and so do I. I would call on you to retract your statement. 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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Sincerely,
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Kelley Paul

 

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Ed LaPinskas
Ed LaPinskas
1 year ago

Booker is scum of the lowest order.

Liz Andre'
Liz Andre'
1 year ago

There you have it–democracy is “mob” rule and this violent confrontation is evidence of it. America is not a democracy; it is a republic ruled by the laws of the land. Elections are “democratically” won by majority vote, but the citizenry is governed by the rule of law. Divide and conquer is the successful smokescreen to obscure the hidden hand of power–the hand that seeks to overthrow American’s rights, including the right to bear arms and defend ourselves. Study history, watch other nations fall, and learn, America, before it is too late.

Boomer Lady
Boomer Lady
1 year ago

Unfortunately what the Congressional offices are going to have to do is begin a policy where anyone, except personnel who have offices there and the police who guard them, will need to make an appointment 5 days prior to visiting a Senator’s or House member’s office. The days of entering the building at the last moment will be gone. This will still allow constituents of a member to visit them and lobby for something, but it will keep the riffraff demonstrators out to some extent. They will then each have to make appointments to see the rep they are protesting… Read more »