Recovering from her concussion and a sprained shoulder, the MoveOn activist assaulted in Kentucky last night, Lauren Valle, 23, spoke with reporters via conference call… Brian Beutler reports.
Lauren Valle also appeared on Countdown tonight:
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Via Charles Johnson / LGF:
A photo of Profitt with Rand Paul (h/t Gus 802):
The Rand Paul campaign has now issued a stronger statement on the incident:
“The Paul for Senate campaign is extremely disappointed in, and condemns the actions of a supporter last night outside the KET debate. Whatever the perceived provocation, any level of aggression or violence is deplorable, and will not be tolerated by our campaign. The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists — on both sides — to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.”
And now Profitt has issued his statement: Rand Paul volunteer apologizes for scuffle.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Rand Paul supporter is apologizing after he was seen on video stepping on a liberal activist’s head.
Tim Profitt, a volunteer with the Republican’s U.S. Senate campaign, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the camera angle made the scuffle Monday night appear worse that it was. He criticized police for not stepping in and says other supporters warned authorities about the activist.
Essentially, Profitt (who is obviously suffering from Low T as he feels 23-year-old girls with protest signs are a physical threat), is blaming the camera angle (for Valle’s concussion and sprained shoulder?) and blaming the police for not arresting her beforehand (for protesting, for exercising her 1st Amendment rights?).
But Profitt will get to explain that camera angle in more detail soon since he was served with a criminal summons by Lexington police.