(PatrioticPost.com)- Libertarian Republican Senator Rand Paul made it clear on Wednesday that he opposed the violence on Capitol Hill, in a move completely alien to Democrats who consistently ignored violence from their supporters over the summer.
“Violence and mob rule is wrong and un-American,” Senator Paul said.
Violence and mob rule is wrong and un-American, and it will not bring about election reform.
Today’s mayhem sets back any intelligent debate for a generation. Just stop it.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 6, 2021
“Today’s mayhem sets back any intelligent debate for a generation. Just stop it,” he added.
Paul has been outspoken in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election about the existence of evidence of fraud and misconduct.
During a hearing, Paul said that voter fraud happened. You can see it in the clip below from the Daily Mail.
Notice how the Daily Mail uses the title “Rand Paul claims voter fraud ‘happened’ but does not cite evidence”?
The evidence has been shown at several evidentiary hearings led by state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan. Legislators heard testimony from election workers who witnessed fraud, and saw data analysis showing massive irregularities in how votes were cast and counted.
The evidence, it seems, is not enough for the media or the Democrats.
Paul’s condemnation of the violence was echoed by every other high-profile Republican, including President Donald Trump who immediately called on all protesters to remain peaceful and support the police.
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
The Kentucky senator’s claim that the violence had set back debate on this issue for a generation could well be true, too. Many Republican legislators very quickly changed their mind about objecting to the Electoral College votes in battleground states where evidence of fraud exists. It resulted in Joe Biden being certified the winner of the 2020 presidential election, and on Thursday, President Donald Trump conceded the race.
Had the violence not occurred, there was a strong possibility that objections to the Electoral College vote could have triggered ten days of debate and discussion of the evidence of election fraud.
The violence on Capitol Hill was condemned by Republicans, but the violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter was dismissed as “peaceful protest” by vice-president-elect Kamala Harris.