Kelley Paul, wife of the esteemed Sen. Rand Paul, has confessed to sleeping with a loaded gun next to her bed and three deadbolts on the doors due to the fear she experiences from threats made against her husband and their family over the last 18 months.
This, folks, is absolutely atrocious. No person should feel this terrified because of their political opinions. Good grief.
“I now keep a loaded gun by my bed,” Kelley Paul wrote in an open letter to Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), which was published Saturday on CNN. “Our security systems have had to be expanded. I have never felt this way in my life.”Advertisement - story continues below
She told Fox News’ Mike Huckabee that she has called Booker to retract his statements this summer that encouraged liberal supporters to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
Last year, Rand Paul was severely injured by a man who attacked the senator while he worked in his yard in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Paul suffered six broken ribs, lung damage, and had several bouts of pneumonia.Trending:
Some in the media have ridiculed the violence that her husband experienced, Kelley Paul said.
“Then to have people in the media who now claim they are advocating for victims actually ridicule him and laugh and I just found that incredibly hurtful and painful,” Kelley Paul told Fox News.Advertisement - story continues below
“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,” she wrote in her letter to Booker.
We now live in a day and age when you can’t have different opinions from the status quo without getting violently physically and verbally abused by folks on the left. It’s a truly sad state of affairs.
Gone are the days of civil discourse, when folks from different walks of life could have honest, open, spirited discussions without fearing that someone was going to blow their head off over having a different perspective.
Let’s hope that one day makes a return.