October 26th, 2010
08:02 AM ET
11 years ago

Woman stomped outside Kentucky debate

(CNN) - An employee with the liberal group Moveon.org was stomped on by a man wearing a "Rand Paul for Senate" T-shirt outside a televised debate in Lexington, Kentucky, Monday night, police said.

The incident took place before the debate between Republican Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.

Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. La Piovra

    Most unsurprising, and to the degree that the right wing gains power here, there will be more of this, not less. I bet those guys walk, too.

    October 26, 2010 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. True American

    how depictive of the Republican Tea party's real agenda. Stomping on the constitutional right of free speech.

    October 26, 2010 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Shameful! There is NO excuse for this type of behaviour. It appeared on the tape that a man stomped on her face, AND a woman stepped on and over her. What have we come to as "civilized" human beings? Despicable.
    This is not the first example of unnacceptable behaviour by extreme right-wing supporters. Not even the fact that they were being filmed deterred them. Welcome to America Unleashed.

    October 26, 2010 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  4. Peace

    This action is quite barbaric. How on earth a human being can stomp another human being that way. Is this the way of taking back the country has come to!! Quite annoying.

    October 26, 2010 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  5. randy

    Before everybody goes off on a rant about the Tea Party folks. Remember what SEIU members did at an event earlier this year. I don't condone either one, but you also need to realize that that this has happened on both sides of the political aisle.

    October 26, 2010 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  6. keepstufingthis

    Moveon.org is a sick organization supporting Democrat liberals at th behest of a foreigner who has bragged about the billions he has made as a resutl of the recession. He also bought in to NPR the day before they fired Juan Williams. Where is the Democrat liberal outrage over this. Like most hypocrites, it does not exist.

    October 26, 2010 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  7. ST

    The Tea Party were told to re-load. This looks like just the beginning. It is not a good sign of moving the country forward. What a dangerous movement this is!

    October 26, 2010 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  8. Dale

    Liberals need to be run out of this country. They are not able to learn from other countries mistakes there jeaporising America power as a free country. They just can't leave people alone to live their own lives. This is not acceptable in America. We need to run them out.

    October 26, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  9. larry csehil

    George Soros needs to go back the the hole he crawled out of.

    October 26, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  10. ChumBucket


    at least if they were going to fake a "stomping" they could've made it look a little better.

    this was like watching old WWF.

    October 26, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  11. Jacq

    The tea party at its finest

    October 26, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  12. American

    This represents the followers of Rand Paul? Men beating up on a woman? I don't care what your politics; this type of behavior is shameful and simply does not belong in public office.

    October 26, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  13. A little sad

    Ayn Rand Paul thinks that a law against assaulting others is an infrinement of his civil rights.

    I hope Kentucky kicks this trash and his supporters (obviously also devoid of value) to the curb.

    October 26, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  14. tapjms

    She loved it. Got a lot more attention than just carring a sign. And I watched the clip, she wasn't stomped. The man just put his foot on her head. Not to say that Moveon doesn't need to be stomped. Now bash away, I think it's great fun.

    October 26, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  15. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is sad. Wasn't she just trying to ask a question? If she was and is a Kentucky resident, then she should be able to ask a question of the candidates. It does worry me that people are prone to violence to protect one candidate.

    October 26, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  16. Cosmo

    Angry mindless people are a threat to this country. Why wasn't this goon arrested? He is on tape and a supportor of Rand Paul. Just round up the few dozen people who are his supporters and you'll get your man.

    October 26, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  17. smarty

    This is a prime example of how this current environment encourages people, especially Republicans to be mean, cruel and inconsiderate of people whose opinions and feelings differ from theirs.

    October 26, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  18. Dave in Houston

    Sad thing is you never know if its a planned thought out act.
    politics have become a discrace this year on both sides.
    its becoming a discrace to our country.

    October 26, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  19. SemperFiJack

    First seen in Georgia and now in Kentucky. I guess those “Fine Southern Gentlemen” were provoked by this one woman and her sign. Makes me shame that I put on a uniform to protect these idiots and their rights. Be a REAL man and put on a uniform and PROTECT this country instead of standing around and beating on women because they don’t think like you. I put 11 years of service in to protect the right for people to have their political views. I did not sign up for this crap. AIG is destroying this country. If you don’t know what that is, it is: Arrogance, Ignorance, and Greed. NATIONISM IS NOT PATRIOTISM. SEMPER FI and SEMPER PARATUS from a REAL MAN.

    October 26, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. Charlie from the North

    Congrats GOP from the looks of it the Tea Party has turned the Party of Lincoln into the party of shame. I was going to compare the stomping idiots to the Nazis but the guy wasn't gassing anybody...yet. Call off your attack dogs or be forever attached to scum like that. Your choice warning make that choice while you still can.

    October 26, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  21. gate

    Sounds more like he should have been wearing a brown shirt. Some conservatives have no respect for the 1st Amendment. I hope Paul has the guts to condemn this sort of criminal behavior.

    October 26, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |