(PresidentialInsider.com)- Senator Rand Paul, the Republican libertarian legislator from Kentucky, received a suspicious package containing white powder on Monday. A senior adviser to Senator Paul announced the disturbing incident and an investigation by the FBI and Capitol Hill police is ongoing.
The senator received an envelope at his home in Kentucky on Monday, which is currently being examined to identify the white substance found within it. It remains unknown who sent the package and why – although, with Senator Paul’s recent harsh criticism of the Democrats and his insistence that COVID-19 lockdowns and protocols have gone too far, people can probably make an educated guess.
In a statement, Paul said that he takes these threats “immensely seriously.”
“As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family,” Senator Paul continued, referencing how singer Richard Marx called for violence against him.
The singer, who was popular in the 1990s, said that if he ever met Paul’s neighbor he would “hug him” and “buy him as many drinks” as he likes – a reference to the brutal violent attack committed against Senator Paul by his neighbor in 2017.
Most Democrats are at least wise enough to refrain from praising Paul’s violent neighbor, knowing that it would quickly expose their hypocrisy, but Marx didn’t think too hard. Instead, he appeared to indirectly endorse his neighbor, Rene Boucher, who caused Paul to suffer broken ribs.
The United States Capitol Police issued a statement on Tuesday saying that they were notified of a letter at Senator Paul’s Kentucky home at 4:30pm on Monday. The person who found the letter reportedly contact the local sheriff’s office and the investigation by the USCP and FBI is ongoing, with the envelope taken to a lab for testing.
If this turns out to be yet another example of left-wing violence, will we finally hear House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer admit that their problem has a violence problem?