A former aide who worked in the Clinton White House said “it would be tempting” to beat up Sen. Rand Paul if he lived in the senator’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Taylor made his threatening comment on Sunday, but quickly deleted the tweet after criticism began mounting online. Fortunately, Twitter user Philip Kennedy was able to capture a screenshot of the tweet before it was taken down by Taylor.
I bet you’re more upset by Rand’s statement than you are with Claude Taylor’s. pic.twitter.com/JJNN8SDxaK
— Philip Kennedy [BTC⚡️] (@KennedyFinance) July 15, 2018
“I never advocate violence but if I lived in Bowling Green it would be tempting to beat the crap out of Rand Paul,” Claude Taylor wrote.
Taylor previously worked on former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 campaigns. He also worked in the Clinton White House as a volunteer staffer. Taylor currently runs the Mad Dog PAC, a leftist group that puts up billboards and creates tacky clothing aimed at slandering President Donald Trump and Republicans.
The liberal group has created billboards that say “IMPEACHMENT NOW” and called the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization. The PAC also sells shirts and denim jackets that read, “The NRA is a terrorist organization.”
We have ladies'-cut RESIST shirts now in addition to the men's shirts. Sizes small through XXL. Proceeds go to our billboards, planes, banners, and other secret projects: https://t.co/Ery6gSRbxW pic.twitter.com/LomO2Jrx6Z
— MadDogPAC (@maddogpac) July 16, 2018
Taylor’s threats to assault a U.S. member of Congress, which is a felony, comes after several other deranged liberals have made attempts to harm Paul and his family.
Earlier this month, a man was arrested after he called Paul’s office in Kentucky and threatened to dismember the senator and his family with an ax.
In Nov. 2017, Paul was assaulted at his home by his neighbor, Renee Albert Boucher, who attacked the Republican Senator while he was mowing his lawn. Boucher, a registered Democrat, claimed the dispute was over yard debris.
However, Paul — who was wearing headphones and could not hear while mowing — suffered several broken ribs and serious injuries after Boucher tackled him from behind. Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in prison for attacking the senator.
Paul was also present at the Republican congressional baseball practice in June 2017 when a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to assassinate multiple GOP lawmakers in Virginia. The deranged shooter shot Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, leaving him severely injured and fighting for his life in the hospital for several months. No other lawmaker was injured, but the shooter had a list in his pocket with the names of the GOP lawmakers he was targeting.
But more importantly, this has become a common trend with Democrats and far-left groups in the era of Trump. People like Taylor and Rep. Maxine Waters continue to use rhetoric that has created a cultural environment in which psychopaths justify violent attacks against their political opponents as the only way to achieve change.
When political influencers encourage rioting on campus, indulge in gruesome mock assassinations of the president, and call for the White House to be “blown up,” those words matter.
Leftists have created a culture in America where it is acceptable to incite violence and hostility against anyone who holds a different viewpoint on issues. The Democrats must stop this before it gets even worse — but don’t hold your breath.