Rand Paul Thugs Curb-Stomp Liberal Activist (Video)
October 26, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—-The scene turned ugly outside the Rand Paul, Jack Conway debate last night. A female activist with the group MoveOn.org was viciously attacked. Rand Paul supporters shoved the woman to the ground, ripped off her wig and and stomped on her head. The local Fox affiliate captured the attack on video.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported on the ugly incident outside the debate last night.
“At one point, violence broke out when Lauren Valle of MoveOn.org approached Paul and tried to give him an “employee of the month award” from Republicorp. Republicorp is a fake business MoveOn created to symbolize what it says is the merger of the GOP and business interests controlling political speech.”
“Television video shows Valle, of Washington, D.C., being pushed to the ground and at least one foot stepping down on her head.”
Valle reported the attack to police and initially refused medical treatment, complaining only of a headache. But she was later admitted to a local hospital.
Rand Paul’s campaign released a statement condemning the attack.
“We understand that there was an altercation outside of the debate between supporters of both sides and that is incredibly unfortunate. Violence of any kind has no place in our civil discourse and we urge supporters on all sides to be civil to one another as tensions rise heading toward this very important election. We are relieved to hear that the woman in question was not injured.”
Talking Points Memo reports that Rand Paul supporters claim the woman tripped. But the video clearly shows a man pushing Valle to the ground, while another man holding a Rand Paul sign stomps on her head.