As many may have heard already, Senator Rand Paul, his wife and a couple of friends were harassed and if not for the law enforcement seen in the image above, would have been severely injured had the protesters surrounding them like vultures, been able to get to them.
Thursday night Paul, his wife and friends were leaving the White House after the Republican convention to go right across the street to their hotel. The road was block by a Antifa and/or BLM mob, so they were forced to commute past their hotel, then had to backtrack back to the hotel, when they once again were prevented from getting there by the mob of angry rioters.
Thinking his party could safely walk one block to his hotel, Paul, his wife and friends were surrounded as the mob doubled in size, then did so again, as Paul describes events.
While we intend to embed Paul's follow up interview, which shows the visual of events, first we would like to show the events as they happened with the audio, which makes it clear how volatile and terrifying the situation must have been for Paul's group.
In a subsequent interview Paul makes a couple very smart observations, including a warning stating "This isn't normal, there's something going on here."
When asked to expound his statement, he goes on to make the point that he believes what we are seeing with these riots across the country, is a "racket," with 'organized interstate criminal traffic across state lines."
He clearly states that they are "paid to be here."
We'll expand on that after the videos.
Note in the first video: Around the 1:45 minute mark the police have a man detained, giving credence to Paul's assertion that some of the people were flown in to riot and/or protest, the man's shirt reads "Portland."
First the raw footage from Thursday night:
Next is Rand Paul's interview regarding the incident and his warning about something going on here that makes these "protests" far more likely to be an organized effort to destabilize America ahead of the 2020 election.
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THEY WANT CHAOS IN THE STREETS
Previously we have touched on the point Paul is making here, these so-called protests aka riots are too well organized to be strictly grassroots. Yes, perhaps certain segment is peacefully protesting to make a point, but as can be seen in Denver, Kenosha, NYC, Minneapolis, Portland and other cities throughout the country, run by liberals, there are too many people, all in the same place, coordinated from city to city and state to state, to not be funded and organized by someone else.
Below is a compilation of the recent rioting and civil unrest, while watching it, ask yourself if these people, these violent thugs seem capable to you of organizing events all across the country, signage, rhetoric, chants, much the same from one area to another.
The video states BLM riot/violence, but as we have notice in most all the Black Lives Matter riots of late, there are as many white Antifa members within these riots as there are blacks.
These riots have been largely supported by the media and Democrat politicians that made a cynical but calculated bet that with enough chaos, claiming it is happening under "President Trump's watch" as Joe Biden recently claimed, that it would reflect badly on the President heading into the November election.
Once again, the plot may have worked had we all been totally dependent on the establishment "mainstream media," which has downplayed the violence at every turn, but thankfully that is not the case anymore.
As I recently reported, the same groups that have been encouraging and even inciting the rioters, Democrats and the media (One entity, I know) have all of a sudden started worrying about the out-of-control rioting and violence, including vandalism and arson, because it is starting to backfire on them in the polls.
Yes, they actually admit the riots are not polling well..... for Democrats. Despite their attempts to place the blame on Trump, Americans are no longer solely dependent on the MSM and the real news about who and what are behind these continued riots, has filtered through and the blame is being laid exactly where it belongs.
SHOULD PRESIDENT TRUMP USE THE INSURRECTION ACT?
We have seen discussions in our own comment section about ways to stop this madness. The issues is controversial for some, as preventing the attacks on police and innocent residents, the burning of buildings and cars, business windows smashed in cowardly attacks, in cities run by liberals that have allowed this to build to such a point, that they cannot regain control.
These rioters truly are Frankenstein's Monster.
Which brings us to the suggestions we have seen by astute readers on if it is too late, or if President Trump can use the Insurrection Act, last used in 1992, which would allow the US military to step in and quell these riots by any means necessary.
The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy, if it (1)so hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or (2)opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws. In any situation covered by clause (1), the State shall be considered to have denied the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.
As it stands, the President has used a law saying federal law enforcement can deploy within any state in order to protect "federal" buildings, such as courthouses, and most recently they are heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the latest location of a shooting by police, which is now seeing massive rioting.
One issue is that when feds were deployed to Portland, Oregon, city and state officials claimed the violence, which had been going on for months, was the federal law enforcements fault, so they removed themselves from the picture, and surprise, the violence continued and has now gone on for nearly three solid months, every night.
The general consensus is that President does, indeed, have the power to use the Insurrection Act to stop the needless violence, destruction arson, and dangers the rioters pose across the country, so the question then becomes, should he?
There are so many different reasons why conservatives say yes, and no, to that question.
As I see it, and I do understand others see it differently and I completely respect their reasoning and opinions, but as I see it, the entire reason some group or entity (Soros groups?) is funding and organizing civil unrest across America, and that the media followed along with Democrat politicians to encourage and incite even more rioting, before it started backfiring in the polls, was to force the President to act rashly.
They wanted Trump to do something, anything that they can then use, amplified by the media, to claim he is an "authoritarian," and acting like a "dictator."
They need something to use against him.
My opinion is that the President should continue to let Democrats dig their holes until the election, and then, guaranteed if he is reelected, liberals across the nation are going to lose it completely.
What we see from the riots now, will look like a picnic in the park compared to what it will look like after the election should Trump win.
Then Trump may have to use the Insurrection Act, and by then, most of the normal Americans will be right behind him in doing so.
BOTTOM LINE - WHAT DO DEMOCRATS HAVE?
Look at what Democrats have now if they cannot get Trump to shoot himself in the foot.
Trump is rebounding in the polls.
Democrats are dwindling in the polls because they associated themselves with the rioters, which they are trying to walk back that support now.
Unemployment numbers are again starting to regain some of what was lost during the state shutdowns over COVID-19.
There is more, but it does show why Democrats have done a complete 180 on the violent rioters. They overplayed their hand and they need to start gaining ground again and their "lets create chaos" campaign has failed spectacularly.
Last, but the most important thing that Trump has going for him which is detrimental to Democrats, is:
Joe Biden is the Democrat nominee for President.
The compilation video, cities burning. Hard to believe this is happening in America.
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