(AbsoluteNews.com) – The partisan rhetoric in America seems worse than it’s ever been before. Every day, people make threatening comments on social media to their political rivals. Recently, one senator received a threat that went beyond mean words on the internet.
On Monday, May 24, a package arrived at Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Kentucky home. It was filled with a white powder and contained a bruised, bandaged photo of the senator with a gun to his head. Under the picture, the sender wrote that he was going to “finish what [his] neighbor started.” The threat was a reference to a 2017 assault on Senator Paul by his neighbor.
Paul took to Twitter, saying the platform allows “C-list celebrities to encourage violence” against him and his family every day. The senator’s wife also sounded off about the threats.
I got the death threat letter and called the FBI. This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by @ReallyAmerican1 , a Dem PAC that pays thugs like @mmpadellan to celebrate the assault that nearly killed Rand. @DNC ignores. @richardmarx was inciting more violence
— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) May 25, 2021
The FBI is now investigating the threat against the senator. No suspects have been named in the incident.
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