Rand Paul Supporter Arrested, Fired From Campaign, In Assault Incident
A Rand Paul volunteer who allegedly stomped on a woman’s back and head during an altercation outside Kentucky Educational Television studios in Lexington before Monday night’s debate has been issued a criminal summons to appear before a Fayette district judge.
Tim Profitt, who was Paul’s Bourbon County coordinator, hasn’t been charged with a crime, said Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts. But, she said, he could be charged with 4th degree assault, a misdemeanor, if the case is sent to a grand jury.
Profitt was “disassociated” from the Paul campaign after it learned that he might have been involved in the incident.
The Paul campaign also issues this statement:
“The Rand 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.”
To me at least, that should be the end of the political aspect of this case. Let the Lexington Courts deal with Profitt now.