Who sent death threat to Rand Paul? GOP Senator, attacked in 2017, gets strange package after Richard Marx tweet
Singer Richard Marx had tweeted about offering 'hug' and 'drinks' to Rand Paul's 2017 assaulter Rene Boucher
Republican Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky received a suspicious package at his doorstep along with a death threat, just a day after rocker Richard Marx's offensive tweet against him. The message on the package read: "I’ll finish what your neighbor started, you motherf***er." Paul was once assaulted before in 2017 by his neighbor Rene Boucher that left him severely injured with six broken ribs.
The death threat is currently being investigated by the FBI. Meanwhile, Paul has spoken out about the threat in a statement issued. "I take these threats immensely seriously. 'I have been targeted multiple times now, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to advocate for violence against me and my family. This must stop. Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this despicable powder filled letter," Paul stated.
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
Who sent a death threat to Rand Paul?
Yesteryear rockstar Richard Marx tweeted on May 23, "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." The tweet came after Rand Paul's remark that he does not need a vaccine because he has natural immunity from having had Covid-19 already. The tweet was removed later.
If a wise-crack about Rand Paul’s neighbor is “incitement of violence” what is this, Eric? Encouraging violence towards a 70 year old actor by a sitting US Senator is cool with you? You desperate, disingenuous moron. https://t.co/mlUV0vVOSK https://t.co/tjFuFR2UlF— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) May 25, 2021
Though Marx later clarified that his tweet was meant to be a 'wisecrack' and not an 'incitement to violence', he continued to attack Paul by calling him a 'desperate, disingenuous moron'. The 57-year-old singer earned considerable flak for the insensitive comments. He has been engaging in a Twitter tirade and heated exchange with his critics ever since.
In 2017, Paul was attacked by neighbor Rene Boucher while he was doing yard work. The assault left him with six broken ribs and multiple fractures. Boucher later pleaded guilty to the assault and was sentenced to eight months in prison.
The latest death threat to Paul came with a package containing a suspicious white powder. A photoshopped image of the Senator is also attached that shows him plastered all over and carrying a clutch, with the icon of a rifle pointed to his head. The photo has been doctored from Paul's original photo following his 2017 assault.
As of now, the sender has not been identified but federal investigators are carrying on the probe.