Sen. Paul accosted by mob after President Trump’s RNC speech

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, and others, are escorted by Metropolitan Police after attending President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the White House, Thursday night , Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington, after a crowd had enveloped Paul as he left the event and demanded that he acknowledge police shooting victim Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

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UPDATED 12:56 PM PT – Friday, August 28, 2020

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) showed support for law enforcement after he was accosted by an angry mob in Washington, D.C.

In a tweet on Thursday, the Kentucky Republican thanked the D.C. Police Department for escorting him back to his hotel after he was chased by dozens of protesters as he left President Trump’s RNC speech at the White House.

Anti-trump protests erupted outside the White House following the presidents reacceptance speech. Attendees were harassed by protesters who also shouted expletives at officers providing security for the guests.

Sen. Paul has called on the FBI to make arrests and conduct an investigation. He claimed many protestors are being paid to cross state lines to intentionally cause problems and incite violence.

In response to the incident, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also issued a statement. The Texas Republican noted that this was very close to escalating to serious violence and “this sort of thing needs to stop.”

Sen. Paul said the U.S. can’t become Portland, which has seen constant riots and destruction in recent days.

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