(VitalNews.org) – Kentucky Senator Ron Paul’s office confirmed on March 27 that a member of the senator’s staff was “brutally attacked” on the street in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
While Paul’s office did not identify the staff member, a press release from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department described the victim as an adult male who took “life-threatening injuries.”
D.C. police also announced they’d arrested the suspect, 42-year-old Glynn Neal. Using “copspeak,” the release stated Neal’s arrest was “in reference to an Assault With Intent to Kill (Knife) offense.” The incident happened less than a mile and a half from the Capitol on the 1300 block of H Street Northeast.
Senator Paul’s statement confirmed that a staffer had been attacked and that the senator’s office was relieved that a suspect was arrested. Paul asked others to join him and his wife Kelley to pray the staffer makes a “speedy and complete recovery.”
Senator Paul and his wife have been personally attacked twice before. The most serious attack came in 2017 when Paul’s neighbor assaulted him. The attack left Paul with six broken ribs and three fractures. His recovery was slow due to fluid and blood build-up around the lungs, which led to long-term pneumonia.
In 2020, a mob attacked Rand and Kelley Paul as they left Donald Trump’s 2020 acceptance speech for the Republican National Convention that Trump delivered from the White House. One man was initially charged with attacking a police officer near Paul, but the charges were later dropped.
The most recent attack comes after the D.C. City Council lost a battle with Congress. D.C. government had proposed several bills that would have lowered the penalties for some crimes, including burglary and carjacking.
Congress quashed the crime-penalty-lowering bill in March of 2023. Because DC is not a state, it does not have the right to its own government free of Congressional oversight.
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