Paul: Partisan Upheaval Tactics Over SCOTUS Hiked Assassination Threat

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday warned of a growing assassination peril because of how heated the rhetorical exchanges on the Supreme Court confirmation hearings were. (Fox News photo)

Fox News – Following the bitterly partisan, acrimonious confirmation battle over Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned in an interview on Tuesday that heated political rhetoric has the potential to turn deadly.

“I fear that there’s going to be an assassination,” Paul told a Kentucky radio show. “I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation … they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence.”

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