Rand Paul: Biden Supporters to Blame for Violence in Democrat-run Cities
Republican says BLM support the Democratic presidential nominee
Sen. Rand Paul weighed in on President Donald Trump's visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the riots that plagued the city in recent days.
Paul blamed the widespread violent unrest on supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who he said likes the chaos.
Last week, the Republican senator was attacked by far-left thugs as he left Trump's RNC acceptance speech outside the White House.
Paul called on both Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, to denounce those causing the violence.
"This is their base," Paul argued.
"These marauding people in our streets are all supporters of Joe Biden," he told host Jessica Rosenthal during the "The Fox News Rundown" Wednesday.
Paul was asked whether or not the rioters would actually support Biden.
"Absolutely they would," Paul said.
"Who do you think the organizers of Black Lives Matter support? They support Joe Biden. They hate Donald Trump with a passion."
"[Biden] could easily renounce the support of any of the people involved with this, but he won't because Black Lives Matter is a constituent group ... and I frankly think that he won't because I think he actually supports what they're doing."
But Biden condemned violence in Kenosha and Portland while calling for the prosecution of "arsonists and anarchists."
Paul recalled the mob attack he and his wife encountered:
"We were very, very concerned throughout the entire ordeal, even when more police came, we were concerned that the police could be overrun."
Members of the mob yelled at him to say Breonna Taylor's name despite paul authoring the "Justice for Breonna Taylor" Act after meeting with her family.
"That's the irony of these people who are really intent just on violence. They have no clue and don't care about actually changing politics," he said.
Paul argued violent crimes in Democratic cities were not Trump's fault.
"When you look at these cities, what you find is the top 10 cities with the highest murder rate per capita are all Democrats," Paul explained.
"If you look at the cities that have had the major problems, Chicago poor. Minneapolis and Louisville in our state, all run by Democrats for 50 solid years. Not one Republican. So it's kind of hard to say it has anything to do with Republicans or Donald Trump."
"How is it the fault of somebody who says what he wants to do for the country, and then the other side reacts in violence?" Paul asked.
"The violence going on in our cities is all coming from the left."
Last week, Paul called on the FBI to investigate allegations that violent Black Lives Matter mobs are being "paid" to incite riots.
The senator said he believed "crazed mobs" are being "hired" to travel from out of town and across state lines to instigate unrest and rioting.
Trump' echoed Pauls' remarks days later, saying:
“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend."
“And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that. They’re on a plane.”