Rand Paul Staffer Stabbed in DC

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Rand Paul and Kelley Paul
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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued a statement after one of his aides was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim, 26-year-old Phillip Todd, is a staffer on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, where Paul is the chief Republican member.

According to a police report, Todd was walking down a DC street with a friend over the weekend when the attacker jumped out from a hiding place and stabbed him without warning.

Todd struggled with the attacker before escaping with gruesome injuries as the assailant took off in the opposite direction.

Officers responded and transported Todd to the hospital for treatment. His current status is not known.

Paul issued a statement on Monday evening.

“This past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington DC,” he said.

“I ask you to join [my wife] Kelley and me in praying for a speedy and complete recovery, and thanking the first responders, hospital staff, and police for their diligent actions.”

“We are relieved to hear the suspect has been arrested,” Paul added. “At this time we would ask for privacy so everyone can focus on healing and recovery.”

Who Is The Suspect?

Police arrested Glynn Neal, 42, and charged him with assault with intent to kill.

Court records show he was released from federal prison just 24 hours before the attack.

He had just completed a sentence serving 12 years in prison for forcing two women from South Carolina into prostitution.

Police did not announce a motive or whether the attack was carried out at random.

Crime in DC has become rampant. Republicans recently led an effort to overturn a local DC crime bill that would have reduced the punishment for crimes in the district. The bill became a problem for Democrats after President Joe Biden announced he would support it in a shock move.

1 Comment

  1. When will the law abiding start putting down these thugs instead of releasing them onto society to attack again within 24 hours of being released from custody? It is past time to begin taking back our streets & cities from the emboldened criminal element instead of further reducing punishments for them.

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