Things got beyond heated last night outside the Rand Paul/Jack Conway debate in Lexington 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.
Here’s the video of the assault
It takes a really big man to stomp on the head of a woman, who is being held on the ground by a bunch of guys. Of course to Rand Paul, this is probably a flash back from his college days and to the GOP, it’s nothing more than the way the Bible says to treat women.
The following statement was released by Rand Paul:
“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.”