A staffer for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suffered “life-threatening injuries” in a Saturday attack in Washington, D.C. The violent encounter occurred on the same street where a congresswoman was attacked last month.
The unidentified male staffer was reportedly stabbed multiple times. D.C. police confirmed they have a suspect in custody and identified him as 42-year-old Glynn Neal of Southeast, D.C.
The suspect faces several charges in the daylight attack, which occurred at 5:17 p.m.
Raw Story reported the suspect was hiding in a corner on H. St. NE before he allegedly “popped out of the corner and proceeded to stab [the victim] multiple times.” This detail came from an eyewitness account, and the observer also intervened in the attack.
BREAKING: The man who stabbed Rand Paul’s staffer had reportedly been released from prison just the day before the attack.
It’s time we stop putting criminals back on the streets so fast.
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) March 28, 2023
In a news release, police said the victim was able to grasp the suspect’s arms, and at that point the witness tackled the suspect and engaged in a struggle.
Rand issued a statement saying “this past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C. The Kentucky Republican asked for prayers for “a speedy and complete recovery” and thanked first responders, hospital staff, and police for their actions.
It was in February when Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was attacked by a suspect at her D.C. apartment building. The vicious incident happened in an elevator and was allegedly carried out by suspect Kendrid Hamlin.
In a nod to the capital’s revolving door justice system, Craig told CBS News that she was his 13th victim. She added, “And I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure there’s not a 14, a 15, a 20.”
Craig reportedly escaped the attack after being punched by the suspect. She threw her hot coffee on him.
Paul has been involved in multiple violent incidents in recent years. He was at his home when he was seriously attacked by a neighbor. The GOP senator suffered broken ribs and significant lung damage.
He was also on the GOP baseball field in 2017 when a crazed leftist fired several shots into the practice. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was nearly killed in the attack, which was ridiculously ruled as “suicide by cop” by the FBI.
This, of course, is the same Washington D.C. that recently attempted to overhaul its criminal justice system and lower penalties for violent assaults. The federal government wisely used its oversight authority to stymie this misguided plan.