Rand Paul is currently on a book tour in California, and while attempting to eat lunch in a restaurant on Friday, he was verbally accosted by a pair of geriatric liberal activists.
Video tweeted by Paul staffer Sergio Gor shows two people jawing at someone off camera and Gor.
— Sergio Gor (@SergioGor) October 18, 2019
“While having lunch with @RandPaul in California, we got verbally assaulted by these aggressive libs complaining about incivility,” Gor tweeted on Friday.
Paul is not seen on camera, but is presumably sitting at the table.
“You’re being f*cking rude,” the woman shouted while holding her camera phone in Gor’s face.
“I’m not being rude,” he replied calmly.
She then silently gave the middle finger to Gor’s camera.
“You just ran into two people from New York, kid, and we’re not putting up with your Republican bullshit!” she yelled, wagging her finger in Gor’s face.
The camera quickly panned to the man in the Hawaiian shirt lecturing Paul that “We are Americans.”
The brief video then ends and Gor did not provide additional details.
Paul is currently promoting his new book, “The Case Against Socialism.”
It’s not the first time Paul has been attacked.
NBC News reported in 2018:
Rene Boucher, 58, was charged on Friday with assaulting a member of Congress, a felony, months after his sneak attack on Sen. Rand Paul in November, according to officials.
Federal prosecutors said Boucher “had enough” after he witnessed Paul stack brush into a pile on his own lawn, but near Boucher’s property. Boucher then ran onto Paul’s property and tackled him.
Paul was wearing headphones at the time while mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when he was attacked from behind by Boucher.
Paul managed to throw Boucher off of him and they exchanged words, NBC News previously reported.
Paul suffered five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures, and later required medical attention for pneumonia.
“Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously,” U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said about the attack. “Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.”