Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is a star in the Kentucky Democrat Party.
Many believe she’s gearing up to run for Governor in 2019 against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.
Now she’s taking a play out of Maxine Waters’ playbook with this vile attack on a sitting Republican U.S. Senator.
While appearing at a Kentucky political event, Grimes was asked about whether Democrats could defeat Senator Rand Paul (who’s not up for re-election until 2022).
That’s when she crossed the line by saying, “Just ask his neighbor. He can be beaten.”
Senator Paul was assaulted by his neighbor last year while mowing his lawn. The attack left him with six broken ribs and recurring bouts of pneumonia during his recovery.
Alison Lundergan Grimes’ sick “joke” highlights a disturbing trend of violent rhetoric used by Democrats.
From Maxine Waters’ call-to-action for extremists Democrats to harass and intimidate members of the Trump administration, to Senator Hirono talking about the “noose closing” around President Trump’s neck, Democrats nationwide are embracing the new tone.
Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett called it “normalizing anti-Republican violence.”
Normalizing anti-Republican violence: “Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday about the assault on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by his neighbor, saying it shows ‘he can be beaten’.” https://t.co/yjYLOJJlMB
— Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) August 5, 2018
Senator Paul’s staff was not amused.
If she were assaulted how would dems take a joke about that from republicans? Or if a she were shot at for political reasons during baseball practice for a bipartisan charity game would that also be a joke? I am biting my tongue, literally. This is repulsive. https://t.co/O89Yz4gtco
— Marianne (@mariannecope) August 6, 2018
And his Chief Strategist replied with a joke of his own.
That’s almost as sad and pathetic as her last campaign. Mitch beat her so bad he almost got charged with a hate crime.
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) August 4, 2018
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