Rand Paul Receives Death Threat Package With White Powder

Rand Paul Receives Death Threat Package With White Powder
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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul received a suspicious package sent to his home containing white powder.

“I take these threats immensely seriously,” Paul said in a statement posted to Twitter. “As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family.”

Paul has been the victim of multiple violent threats, including a tweet Sunday by singer and songwriter Richard Marx.

From Politico:

The FBI and Capitol Hill police are investigating a suspicious package containing white powder that was delivered to the home of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday, according to a senior adviser to the senator.

A large envelope arrived at the senator’s home in Kentucky and is currently being examined for harmful substances, Sergio Gor said. The sender is unknown.

Marx, a singer and songwriter who was popular in the 1980s and 1990s, tweeted Sunday, “I’ll say it again: If I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor I’m going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume.”

Paul suffered broken ribs after his neighbor, Rene Boucher, assaulted him in 2017. Boucher pled guilty to assaulting a member of Congress.

It was later revealed in a Fox News report that the package Paul received was decorated on the outside with a picture of a bandaged Paul with a gun pointed at his head. Writing on the package said “”I’ll finish what your neighbor started you motherf——.”

Paul was involved in an additional dangerous situation last year after attending Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention acceptance speech at the White House. Paul and his wife Kelley were returning to their hotel from the event when they were surrounded by an angry mob of protesters.

“First, there were a handful of people — then 30, then 60, then over 100 screaming and out-of-control lunatics,” Paul recounted of the incident. The mob was “shouting awful death threats. Curses. Shoving,” he continued. “One person in the mob violently slammed into a policeman just behind me.”

Police were able to make their way through the crowd and eventually escort the Paul’s to safety.


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