Details are starting to emerge on the Rand Paul supporter who stepped on the face of a protester and pinned her face to the ground. It’s believed Tim Profitt worked for the Paul campaign, not just as a volunteer as once thought.
Since the incident last night, Paul's campaign dropped Profitt as campaign coordinator in Bourbon County in central Kentucky and banned him from future events.
He was allegedly captured on camera stepping on the head of a move.org protester right before last night’s Kentucky Senate debate between Tea Party favorite Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway. The video is plain cringe-worthy.
A judge is currently deciding whether or he should face criminal charges.
Activist Lauren Valle suffered a concussion and sprained shoulder and arm in the incident after group of Rand Paul supporters wrested her to the ground.
Profitt told the AP, "I'm sorry that it came to that, and I apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but I was concerned about Rand's safety."
Paul's campaign called the altercation "incredibly unfortunate.” Conway said he was shocked to see the video footage.
Ilyse Hogue, Drerctor of Public Advocacy and Communications for moveon.org joined Lawrence to discuss this attack.