Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was surrounded by a mob of angry protesters as he was being escorted out of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Thursday night. One aggressive protester shoved a police officer into Senator Paul, nearly knocking the Kentuckian to the ground.
Jack Posobiec took to Twitter Friday morning, saying that Antifa sympathizers are set on denying what happened in the video because they are not interested in the truth. "They exist to spread disinfo for Antifa cells."
Senator Paul and his wife Kelley Paul were ambushed by a host of protesters who surrounded them, making it difficult for the couple to navigate down the street. Police officers walked alongside the couple, using their bicycles as makeshift barriers. One protester shoved an officer, who nearly knocked Paul off his feet.
Senator Paul's Twitter account posted that he "just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob."
It did not take long before the leftist brigade took to social media, insisting that Paul was not actually attacked at all.
Claude Rivest was among those who tried to gaslight those who had watched the video when he tweeted: "There's video. You were most definitely not attacked. Such poltroonery."
Another bluechecked account cheekily asked if Senator Paul's neighbor was in the crowd.
Steve Cox apparently did not think it was a big deal that Senator Paul was shoved when he tweeted: "They tried to shove him?! Oh no! Then what?"
A bluechecked Twitter account with @DaddyFiles as their handle insisted that there was no attack at all: "Except there's no attack here. But hey, facts don't matter anymore to people on the right."
The Daily Beast published a piece, saying that "videos of the confrontation appear to show that the senator was heckled, but not actually touched by protesters."