Paul volunteer ordered to court for scuffle

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Roger Alford

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A judge ordered a Rand Paul supporter to appear in court to decide whether charges are warranted after he was seen on television stepping on a liberal activist's head.

Lexington Division of Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said Tuesday officers will deliver a summons to Tim Profitt, a volunteer with the Republican's U.S. Senate campaign. Roberts gave no date for the court appearance.

Paul supporters, Profitt among them, wrestled to the ground Lauren Valle, a 23-year-old with the group MoveOn.org, when she tried to confront the tea party favorite with a fake award. Video of the incident showed Profitt with his foot on Valle's head.

Profitt apologized Tuesday.

 

Meanwhile, both Conway and Paul released statements on the attack.

Paul's campaign called the altercation "incredibly unfortunate."

Meanwhile, Conway condemned the violence.

"I was shocked to see the video footage," Conway said.  "We can disagree on issues, and I don't know what preceded the incident, but physical violence by a man against a woman must never be tolerated."

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