UPDATED 1:12 PM PT – Tuesday, May 25, 2021
A suspicious package sent to Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is headed to the FBI lab for further analysis. On Tuesday, officials said while initial tests showed the white powder inside is not dangerous, further tests are needed.
A package was delivered to Kentucky lawmaker’s home on Monday, which contained the substance along with a picture of the lawmaker with a gun to his head. It also included a note that read, “I’ll finish what your neighbor started.” It arrived just days after musician Richard Marx praised Paul’s neighbor who was convicted of attacking him back in 2017.
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
Sen. Paul denounced the threats and slammed Twitter for allowing so-called “C-list celebrities” to encourage violence against him as well as his family.