Lexington Police began an assault investigation identifying Profitt as a suspect. "Well I'll just say it, if the police had done what they were supposed to do, it would have never happened," Profitt said.
The Paul campaign is not alone in its reaction. Another man involved in the altercation, Mike Pezzano, who held down Ms. Valle, tells NEWSFIRST he doesn't condone Profitt's actions. Valle has said she believes Paul supporters planned an attack on her. Pezzano asked not to appear on camera for an interview, but he denies that accusation and says he barely knows Profitt and didn't even know Profitt was there. As for Profitt, he remains defiant. "I don't think it's that big of a deal," Profitt said.
And when asked if he would apologize to Valle. "I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you," Profitt said.
The modern conservative movement has just moved from metaphorically attacking women to the quite literal and blatantly vulgar reality of having nothing more than unvarnished contempt for them.
Far-right conservative blog First Things, a site that is often featured on the Fox"News" hate-site Fox"Nation", seems to think they have the smoking gun that shows Valle meant to do Rand Paul harm and that she isn't some innocent victim.
Apparently trying to hand someone a sign is grounds to violent physical assault:
As an interesting aside to this, the defacto leader of the Republican party is putting forth narrative that what is clearly seen in the video isn't what really happened:
It doesn't surprise me in the least that Limbaugh would go to bat for a Tea Bagger that assaults a woman. But apparently he didn't watch the video - or is more than willing to explain the subtle nuances of how to stomp on someone.
But what is readily apparent, and should honestly give all his listeners pause, is that he is claiming that this Lauren Valle got precisely what she deserved.