Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) received a “death threat package” containing suspicious white powder, threatening messages, and violent images at his home today. The FBI is investigating the matter.
The death threat package contained an edited image of Paul, who is depicted as bandaged and walking with a crutch, with what appears to be a rifle aimed at his head. ‘I’ll finish what your neighbor started, you motherfucker,’ reads the message found in the package.
Back in 2017, Paul was violently assaulted by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, while doing work in his yard, resulting in five broken ribs. Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress following the altercation.
“I take 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,” wrote the Senator. “This must stop. Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this despicable powder filled letter.”
I take 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. https://t.co/e1rQ6uwPdf
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 24, 2021
The threats come shortly after Paul exposed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, suggesting that Fauci’s funding of gain of function research with bats and coronavirus could “make him culpable for the entire pandemic,” as National File reported.
“Ultimately, here’s the rub. I don’t know whether it came from the lab. Nobody knows whether it came from the lab. But who would be culpable? Dr. Fauci could be culpable for the entire pandemic. So could Dr. Daszak, and so could Dr. Shi. I’m not saying that happened, I don’t know. But you wouldn’t put the people who gave the money to the Wuhan lab in charge of the investigation. That looks like a coverup,” said Paul.
Paul recently announced that he will not be taking one of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines because he already had the disease has natural antibodies meant to fight it, as National File reported. “Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers, or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I’m not getting vaccinated because I’ve already had the disease and I have natural immunity,” said Paul.