Quote of the Day

[Trigger warning for violence.]

"I'm sorry that it came to that, and I apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but I was concerned about Rand's safety."Tim Profitt, the fuckhead who stomped on activist Lauren Valle's head last night.

Profitt, it turns out, is a volunteer campaign coordinator for Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul. Or was.
The Paul campaign has cut ties with Profitt, "removing him from his role as Bourbon County campaign coordinator and banning him from campaign events." Commenting on the campaign's dissociation from Profitt, Fox News host Shep Smith said, "I suppose if that's the worst that happens to you after you make a conscious decision to step on a woman, then you've probably come out pretty well."

Meanwhile, in their post about Mike Pezzano, the man who held Valle down while Profitt stomped on her, Gawker's got a lolsobby photo of Pezzano wearing his "Don't Tread on Me" pin.

RIP Irony.

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