The wife of Republican Senator Rand Paul (KY) is worried that today’s political climate will lead to violent liberals — so she upgraded her home’s security system and sleeps with a loaded gun by her bed, according to Newsweek.
> Kelley Paul described how she had set up several extra security measures to make sure she would be safe even if someone broke into her home while she was there.
> “We’ve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed. I’m home alone a lot, obviously when Rand is [in Washington], and so I’ve got deadbolts all around my house so that if someone’s in my house when I go to bed I’m deadbolted in three different levels,” Paul told Breitbart for an interview published Monday.
Public protests in Washington, D.C., such as the heckling of Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his wife at a local restaurant last month, has put Paul on edge.
> “It’s bizarre. I’ve never been like this in my whole life…” Paul said. “We used to never even lock our doors, and now that has all changed. Even going out to dinner in D.C., last night, you worry. You hope that people aren’t going to come up and just start screaming at you.”
Senator Paul was assaulted last year by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, which left the lawmaker with several broken ribs — though Boucher’s lawyer said the attack was not due to political issues.
> The incident was about brush between property lines and Boucher was sentenced in June to 30 days in jail for attacking a member of Congress.
> Other examples of apparent harassment by anti-Trump administration protestors included Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller earlier this year over the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that led to thousands of children of illegal immigrations separated from their parents.