A suspicious package containing white powder was sent to the home of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., His office said on Monday.
“I take these threats extremely seriously. As a repeated target of violence, it is wrong for Twitter to allow C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family,” said Paul. tweeted.
The suspicious package, which was sent to his Kentucky home, contained white powder, his office told NBC News. The envelope was examined for harmful substances and investigated by the FBI and the Capitol Police.
It was not immediately clear if Paul was in Kentucky when the package arrived.
Pop singer Richard Marx tweeted on Sunday that he wanted to thank RenÃ© Boucher, who was arrested and charged with assaulting Paul in 2017 following a dispute over garden waste that he said was being dumped in his yard near the property line.
âI’ll say it again: if I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor, I’m going to give him a hug and buy him as many drinks as he can drink,â Marx said. Boucher is expected to be sent to prison for eight months.
Paul, an ophthalmologist, expressed his refusal to be vaccinated, and he regularly fought with Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease specialist, during Senate hearings.
He was the first senator known to contract the coronavirus when he tested positive in March 2020. Paul told a conservative host on WABC radio in New York on Sunday that he would not change his mind unless he “They don’t show me evidence that people who have already had the infection die in large numbers or are hospitalized or get very sick.”
âI just made my personal decision not to get the vaccine because I have had the disease before and have natural immunity,â he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people who have been infected are still getting vaccinated because experts do not know how long natural immunity lasts.