Republican Senator Rand Paul has said President Joe Biden's 'rhetoric' against his opponents can have 'violent consequences' after a driver mowed down and killed a teen because he allegedly believed he was a 'Republican extremist'.
Cayler Ellingson, 18, was struck and killed following a street dance in McHenry, North Dakota, early on Sunday.
Shannon Brandt, 41, has been charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.
Brandt later told State Radio that he punched the teen during an earlier argument about politics and believed Ellingson was part of a 'Republican extremist group', according to the arrest affidavit. But officials have said there is no evidence to support Brandt's claim.