A former Clinton White House staffer and veteran presidential campaign staffer tweeted Sunday that “it would be tempting” to beat up Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) if he lived in the senator’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“I never advocate violence but if I lived in Bowling Green it would be tempting to beat the crap out of Rand Paul,” tweeted Claude Taylor, who worked on former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 campaigns and in the Clinton White House as a volunteer director.
Taylor’s tweet comes months after Paul’s Bowling Green neighbor, Renee Albert Boucher, 59, attacked him while mowing his lawn over a dispute about yard debris. Paul suffered six broken ribs in the November attack.
A judge sentenced Boucher, a registered Democrat and retired doctor, to 30 days in prison for attacking the senator.
The senator has been in several other situations where others have threatened his life.
Two weeks ago, a man allegedly placed several phone calls to Paul’s Bowling Green district office threatening to dismember the senator and his family with an ax.
The Kentucky senator was also in harm’s way in June 2017, when he was on a northern Virginia baseball field when gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican congressmen practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, DC.
Although Paul was unharmed, the bullets from the shooting wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and several congressional staffers.