2019 "National Teacher of the Year" urges McConnell's neighbors to attack him, praises 2017 assault on Rand Paul

by Laura Mize · Dec 31st, 2020 1:52 pm

Last Updated Jan 1st, 2021 at 7:40 pm

A nationally recognized educator has called on the neighbors of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to physically attack him, as well as praised the man who assaulted Sen. Rand Paul in 2017 as "a true Kentucky hero."

"Who are Mitch McConnell's neighbors?" Rodney Robinson tweeted Wednesday. "I'm just saying Rand Paul's neighbor did what a true Kentucky hero should do. It's your turn to step up."

Paul (R-KY) suffered six broken ribs and had part of his lung removed after a neighbor attacked him in 2017 as he worked in his yard.

Robinson teaches at a school at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, and received the 2019 "National Teacher of the Year" award from the Council of Chief State School Officers.

"He creates a positive school culture by empowering his students – many of whom have experienced trauma – to become civically minded social advocates who use their skills and voices to affect physical and policy changes at their school and in their communities," the council said at the time of the award.

After pushback about his tweet calling for violence against McConnell, Robinson has deleted the post and apologized for what he says was a joke.


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