Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Paul, shuts down CNN host, who called Paul an 'ass,' after explosive new NIH letter released

Kelley Paul, the wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), shut down CNN host Brianna Keilar Friday after the National Institutes of Health seemingly admitted in a new letter the agency did, in fact, fund gain-of-function research at the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology.

What happened?

After the publication of the NIH letter — which contradicts what Dr. Anthony Fauci and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins have claimed — Kelley Paul called out Keilar and CBS host Gayle King.

"While Rand has been demanding transparency from Fauci for over a year, lowbrow hacks like @brikeilarcnn responded by calling Rand an a** on air. Giggling @GayleKing fangirled Fauci and ridiculed Rand, ignoring the point of his questions," Kelley Paul tweeted. "Have any comments now, Gayle and Brianna?"

While Rand has been demanding transparency from Fauci for over a year, lowbrow hacks like @brikeilarcnn responded b…

— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) 1634910521.0

In a lengthy response, Keilar not only attempted to downplay the significance of the NIH letter, but doubled down on her criticism of Paul. She said:

I stand by my characterization of Sen. Paul and I'll explain in a moment.But first, on this letter from NIH, some important points: The virus that was studied in this research, per NIH, could not be the SARS virus that causes COVID-19 any more than Sen. Paul could be a chimpanzee. The theory Paul constructs, that Fauci's covering up how covid is a man made virus unleashed on the world by the Obama administration because of a NIH research grant awarded in 2014, is not supported by this letter. It's actually disproven by the information in the letter.

There is alarming new info here though. The NIH says the research by grantee EcoHealth Alliance wasn't aiming to achieve gain-of-function, but it did. That's potentially dangerous and so they were supposed to report it. They didn't until now.

Now to the ass thing. Seeing as Paul is verifiably full of it I do think it's an apt metaphor.He claimed NYC had "community immunity" from covid when the immunity level was estimated at a meager 22%.He told Americans at the height of the pandemic to throw away their masks. Sen. Paul also jeopardized the health of others, visiting the senate gym while awaiting a covid test result that would later turn out positive. And at the height of the pandemic he walked around the senate floor without wearing a mask. He was once very concerned about the pandemic, but not the one that has killed more than 700,000 in the US. The one that killed 1: Ebola. The difference, besides a death toll larger than the size of the population of Denver, was that Ebola happened while a Democrat was president.

Dr. Fauci and American public health officials should answer questions about oversight of this US-funded research. No public official is immune from scrutiny. But Sen. Paul, a bloviator of misinformation, is certainly not the man for that job.

How did Kelley Paul respond?

Clearly, as Keilar's response demonstrated, the CNN host completely missed Paul's point, which was that media members should have been asking the questions that Sen. Paul and other lawmakers have been asking of Fauci for months.

In response, Kelley Paul told Keilar to "look in the mirror" when calling others a "bloviator of misinformation."

"Rand has been the ONLY person asking these questions. Your network certainly wasn't," Paul tweeted. "Yet when he did, you resorted to silly name-calling of Rand instead of reporting on the content of his questions or Fauci's obfuscations. Bloviator of misinformation? Look in the mirror!"

Rand has been the ONLY person asking these questions. Your network certainly wasn’t. Yet when he did, you resorted…

— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) 1634931906.0

In another tweet, Kelley Paul said that Americans would have learned about the NIH's apparent gain-of-function research funding sooner if journalists actually did what they are paid to do.

"Americans would have learned of this coverup earlier...if biased 'journalists' like @brikeilarcnn hadn't spent their time attacking and name-calling Rand Paul for asking Fauci legitimate questions," Paul said, adding the hashtag "#RandPaulWasRight."

Rand Paul's wife posts a no-nonsense message for the haters who dare to threaten her husband: 'We have guns'

Kelley Paul, wife of Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), is no shrinking violet — and she made it perfectly clear Monday night that she and her husband will not be backing down in the face of a recent reported death threat.

If thugs and haters want to threaten her husband and family as the lawmaker continues to "stand up for our constitutionally protected liberties," they should know that the Pauls will not be intimidated — and are not afraid to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

What happened?

The Pauls received a suspicious package containing white powder and a death threat at their home Monday, the day after Sen. Paul said he would not get the COVID-19 vaccine since he has already had the disease.

The FBI and Capitol Hill police are investigating the incident and checking the package for harmful substances.

The threat to Sen. Paul, who was injured during a violent attack by his neighbor in 2017, said, "I'll finish what your neighbor started you motherf***er," and included a picture of the lawmaker in bandages with a gun pointed at his head.

Sen. Paul told Politico, "I take these threats immensely seriously. As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family. Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder filled letter."

The lawmaker was referring to singer Richard Marx's repeated messages on social media that he would like to "hug" Paul's neighbor and "buy him as many drinks as he can consume."

Marx defended his postings as just a "wise-crack about Rand Pauls' neighbor."

But Kelley Paul, who said it was she who received the death threat letter and called the FBI, didn't find it funny at all — and she took to Twitter to let people know exactly where she stood.

What did she say?

In fact, she's got something to say to anyone who would come against her husband and family: We're not backing down — and we are armed.

And her declaration wasn't just a message to everyday haters — she named names, calling out the Democratic Party and its operatives, celebrities like Marx and Bette Midler, and even 2019 "Teacher of the Year" Rodney Robinson, who infamously called Rand's neighbor a "true Kentucky hero" and called on Sen. Mitch McConnell's neighbors to take their "turn to step up."

"I got the death threat letter and called the FBI," Kelley Paul said. "This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by @ReallyAmerican1, a Dem PAC that pays thugs like @mmpadellan to celebrate the assault that nearly killed Rand. @DNC ignores."

"@richardmarx was inciting more violence [j]ust this weekend," she continued. "For years people like @BetteMidler have cheered Rand's horrific attack and serious injuries. The former teacher of the year @RodRobinsonRVA tweeted that Rand's attacker was a “hero" and urged Mitch McConnell's neighbors to “step up". Why is he still teaching?"

"I am sick of the hatred and vitriol from people who boast of their 'empathy and compassion' in their bios," Paul added. "Rand will continue to stand up for our constitutionally protected liberties. He will keep questioning the 'experts.'"

And then she made it clear to haters that she and her husband won't back down and are more than prepared for more attacks.

"We won't be intimidated," she said. "And yes, we have guns."

I got the death threat letter and called the FBI. This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by…

— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) 1621909101.0

I am sick of the hatred and vitriol from people who boast of their “empathy and compassion” in their bios. Rand wi…

— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) 1621909102.0

Kelley Paul On The Mob, The Media, And Leftist Hypocrisy

"There was real violence going on that night and I consider what happened to us to be real violence," said Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul.

Kelley Paul delivers blunt message to media for calling 'bloodthirsty mob' peaceful protesters

Kelley Paul, the wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), delivered a blunt message to the media and Joe Biden's campaign for refusing to denounce the "bloodthirsty mob" that attacked her and Sen. Paul.

What's the background?

Kelley's comments came after she and her husband were surrounded by an angry mob upon leaving the White House early Friday morning, where they watched President Donald Trump give his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination.

Video of the tense situation showed a large crowd of protesters screaming at the Pauls and shoving police officers who were protecting them.

But the media largely ignored the violent nature of the mob. The Associated Press said, "Sen. Paul complains about 'angry mob,'" while NPR called the protesters "peaceful."

What did Kelley say?

Kelley told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the protesters were anything but peaceful.

According to Kelley, the "bloodthirsty mob" threatened that "they were going to 'eff us up.'"

"At first I was trying to look in their eyes and trying to have any kind of reason or to see someone as a human being and I realized they did not see us as human beings," Kelley explained. "I really thought that we were going to lose our lives. I thought someone was going to throw a brick. It was the most terrifying moment of my entire life."

Then Kelley shared her message for the media and the Biden-Harris campaign.

"I am furious," she said. "I'm furious that Biden and Kamala Harris are not denouncing this. You tell me if you are surrounded by a mob, that will not let you move, that is screaming in your face, that is holding you completely hostage, and you cannot walk to your hotel and you are on a dark street, you tell me that's not violence. You tell me that is not an attack."

Shockingly, Sen. Paul added that he thought the mob was going to kill him and his wife.

"I truly believe we would have been killed," Paul said. "The police saved our lives because these thugs would have killed us. They would have stomped us and killed us."