Envelope with white powder and death threat sent to Rand Paul's home

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  79 comments

By:   MSN

Envelope with white powder and death threat sent to Rand Paul's home
Federal and local law enforcement are investigating after a suspicious package was sent to Sen. Rand Paul's home in Kentucky.

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A large envelope with white powder in it was delivered on Monday and it is being examined for harmful substances, Sergio Gor, a senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican, told Politico.

An image of the package, which showed Paul bruised and bandaged, with a gun to his head, and a message that said, "I'll finish what your neighbor started you motherf------," was obtained by Fox News.

The FBI's Louisville office said it "is working with the Warren County Sheriff's Office by providing forensic and technical support for this investigation," according to a Monday report from the Louisville Courier Journal.

The outlet reported that U.S. Capitol Police is also involved in the investigation. The Washington Examiner reached out to the department for more information but did not immediately hear back.

It's unclear who sent the letter, but Paul singled out Richard Marx, claiming the singer and songwriter encouraged violence against him.

Paul posted on Twitter above a link to the Politico story. "As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family."

"Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder filled letter," he added in a statement to the outlet.

Marx tweeted about Paul over the weekend.

"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," Marx said in a Sunday tweet.

Rene Boucher, the Kentucky Republican's neighbor, pleaded guilty in 2018 to assaulting Paul the year before while the senator was doing yard work. Boucher served prison time and was ordered the pay damages.

The senator suffered multiple rib fractures and underwent multiple treatments for pneumonia that resulted from the attack. Paul also had surgery from a hernia related to the assault.

The Washington Examiner also reached out to the FBI, the Warren County Sheriff's Office, and Sen. Paul's office for more information.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

What has Sen Rand Paul done to generate such a reaction?

Could Libertarian views be so intolerable for some?

Has asking legitimate questions become a death sentence?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

just another display of that infamous "liberal tolerance" we've heard so much about.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

What 'legitimate' questions have lead to a 'death sentence'?  

You mean the 'legitimate questions' he asked Dr. Fauci?  Don't you find it interesting that Dr. Fauci and his family have been getting death threats a (why I don't know) and now Paul is allegedly getting death threats for asking 'legitimate questions'?

Probably some 'right-wing' agitator sent it to Paul and they're blaming Richard Marx for this?   How bizarre!

"An image of the package, which showed Paul bruised and bandaged, with a gun to his head, and a message that said, "I'll finish what your neighbor started you motherf------," was obtained by Fox News.

The FBI's Louisville office said it "is working with the Warren County Sheriff's Office by providing forensic and technical support for this investigation," according to a Monday report from the Louisville Courier Journal.

The outlet reported that U.S. Capitol Police is also involved in the investigation. The Washington Examiner reached out to the department for more information but did not immediately hear back.

It's unclear who sent the letter, but Paul singled out Richard Marx, claiming the singer and songwriter encouraged violence against him.

Paul posted on Twitter above a link to the Politico story. "As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family."

"Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder filled letter," he added in a statement to the outlet.

Marx tweeted about Paul over the weekend.

"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," Marx said in a Sunday tweet.

How does this equate to a 'call for violence' against Paul?

Richard Marx should sue Paul for these lies.  

Boy Paul is such a wimp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Guide
1.2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    3 weeks ago
Probably some 'right-wing' agitator sent it to Paul a

No doubt they were from out of town, too!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.2.1    3 weeks ago

oh, God, them AGAIN?

Those dudes really get around, don't they?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    3 weeks ago

Maybe Dr Fauci shouldn't have lied to congress.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.3    3 weeks ago

Dr. Fauci never lied.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.4    3 weeks ago
Dr. Fauci never lied.

By his own admission he has lied:




As to his lying to congress:

"Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?" he asked the NIH chief.

"Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely, entirely, and completely incorrect," a clearly irritated Fauci shot back. "The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

While speaking to co-host  Bill Hemmer,   Paul elaborated on his allegation and claimed that   Dr. Shi Zhengli,   the Wuhan-based ‘bat woman’ virologist who researched coronavirus variants in animals, wrote a paper that MIT scientists surmised was referencing gain-of-function research (making pathogens deadlier or more easily transmissible).

Paul claims that the paper acknowledged that their funding came from the   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease   (NIAID), a subset of the NIH where Dr. Fauci is the director.

Paul added that he has looked at the grant application for the Wuhan lab research, which he says also references gain-of-function research, based on the analysis of a Rutgers cellular biologist."

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.5    3 weeks ago

Dr. Fauci never lied.

I'll take Dr. Fauci's word over Paul or Faux 'news'

Paul is the one who lied and made up shit. 

NOT DR. FAUCI.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    3 weeks ago
Probably some 'right-wing' agitator sent it to Paul and they're blaming Richard Marx for this?

It was probably sent by the same neighbor that beat him up.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.7    3 weeks ago

maybe. because we know the neighbor is an idiot.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.9  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.8    3 weeks ago

because we know the neighbor is an idiot.

And since Rand Paul is also an idiot, I can see where they would conflict.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.10  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.9    3 weeks ago

so what transgression did Paul commit to receive the threat?

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
1.2.11  Krishna  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.8    3 weeks ago
because we know the neighbor is an idiot.

Unlike Rand Paul!

/sarc

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.2.12  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.5    3 weeks ago

You posted a link to Principia-Scientific the 'vaccines contain nanobots' guys ... seriously?

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
1.2.13  Krishna  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.10    3 weeks ago
so what transgression did Paul commit to receive the threat?

You may have a point there-- while obnoxious-- even dangerious in Ran palu's case--- being a total idiot is not justification for the death sentence!

(Too bad he's dead though-- I always found him to be rather amusing-- great fun to laugh at his bizarre antics! jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif )

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.14  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.9    3 weeks ago

well, maybe you could point out when Paul assaulted his neighbor. or sent any threatening messages or packages to anyone, then you might be comparing similar things.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.15  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.10    3 weeks ago

so what transgression did Paul commit to receive the threat?

Ask the guy who mailed it.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.16  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.15    3 weeks ago

oh, I figured I would do as Democrats and pretend it is ok.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.17  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.16    3 weeks ago
oh, I figured I would do as Democrats and pretend it is ok.

I other words, you pulled another comment out of your ass to try and provoke someone.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.18  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.17    3 weeks ago

triggered, are you?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.19  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.18    3 weeks ago
triggered, are you?

Wow.  So in your mind, "triggered" equals accurately pointing out what you did?  Must be nice to live in a world where you can change the definitions of words on a whim.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.2.20  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.6    3 weeks ago

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bugsy
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1.2.21  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.10    3 weeks ago
so what transgression did Paul commit to receive the thre

C'mon man..

You should know by now that the simple act of being a Republican is reason enough to commit assault.

Most leftists have lived by this for years now.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.23  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.19    3 weeks ago

it matters not to me whatever you pretend you read or whatever definition you choose to make up.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.25  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @1.2.21    3 weeks ago
You should know by now that the simple act of being a Republican is reason enough to commit assault. Most leftists have lived by this for years now.

Sadly, that IS enough for them.

Screw them.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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1.2.26  r.t..b...  replied to  bugsy @1.2.20    3 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.27  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @1.2.21    3 weeks ago

Here's a hanky to cry in, I am sure it must be so upsetting seeing yourself attacked by trolls.

jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.2.28  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.27    3 weeks ago
trolls.

Now we will see to just what mammoth extent you lack self-reflection. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.29  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.28    3 weeks ago

No need to wait in your case.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.2.30  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.25    3 weeks ago

I'll bet you Dr Fauci gets many more death threats than Rand Paul does. 

Whaddaya think? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.2.31  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.29    3 weeks ago

When dogs see your photo they run to the sign labeled TROLL. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.32  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2.20    3 weeks ago

Nice how you reveal your true colors every time you post.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.33  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.30    3 weeks ago

Well, I think it is bad when ANYONE gets death threats, which is why I don't make light of them like some of the progressives here do when a  Republican is threatened.

What does Fauci have to do with Rand Paul getting threatened, anyway?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.34  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.31    3 weeks ago

More 3rd grade humor?

Grow up.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.35  Tessylo  replied to  r.t..b... @1.2.26    3 weeks ago
"And congratulations to you, bugsy...a lifetime achievement award for being the most incendiary of partisan pricks.   No acceptance speech required, we’ve heard it all before. Flame on."

Do you hear a whistle??  Funny how I hear a whistle every time bug shows up . . . ain't it?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.36  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.28    3 weeks ago
trolls.
Now we will see to just what mammoth extent you lack self-reflection. 

jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.37  bugsy  replied to  r.t..b... @1.2.26    3 weeks ago
No acceptance speech required, we’ve heard it all before.

No you haven't.

You needed to hear the truth.

I gave it to you,.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.38  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2.37    3 weeks ago
You needed to hear the truth.

jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.2.39  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.32    3 weeks ago
Nice how you reveal your true colors every time you post.  

My true color is American.

I don't give a shit who you are, what color you are, where you are from. If you are a criminal, you will get what is coming to you, whether it is at the immediate time or later in life, and when it does, then don't have someone crying and make you a martyr.

Criminals are not martyrs, no matter how much you try and prop them up as one.

If George Floyd was a white guy, and the same thing happened by a black cop, I would say the same exact thing.

And do me a favor...

Stop using the IM as a means to insult me and call me all kinds of vulgar names.

Ball up and do it on here in the open.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.40  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @1.2.37    3 weeks ago

Yet another person and his parrots ungrateful to hear the truth.

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.41  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.35    3 weeks ago
Do you hear a whistle?? 

Nope...

Apparently you do, as you and your friends are the only ones that comment on what you think you hear.

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.42  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.40    3 weeks ago
Yet another person and his parrots ungrateful to hear the truth.

I know as soon as I posted the truth, they put their fingers in their ears and screamed "na na na na na ....I can't hear you I can't hear you..

Just like five year olds.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.44  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2.42    3 weeks ago

jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.45  bugsy  replied to  bugsy @1.2.39    3 weeks ago
Stop using the IM as a means to insult me and call me all kinds of vulgar names.

I;m sure I;m not the only one you do it to.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.46  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2.39    3 weeks ago

"My true color is American."  What 'color' is that?

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.47  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.46    3 weeks ago
Truth hurts don't it bug?

Does one calling themself an American trigger you?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.48  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @1.2.42    3 weeks ago
Just like five year olds.

Some of the 5 year olds I know are much smarter than that.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.49  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2.47    3 weeks ago

What 'color' is american?

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.50  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.49    3 weeks ago
What 'color' is american?

American is every color under the sun.

Too bad most leftists do not realize that.

Real Americans (not most leftists) do not try and separate its citizens by color, then give each group a reason to feel like they are victimized.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.51  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @1.2.50    3 weeks ago

So the only REAL Americans are 'people' like you?  [Deleted]

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
1.2.52  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.51    3 weeks ago
[Removed for context]

So you are calling me a bigot simply because of a comment I made that you do not like.

Never did I say I was the only real American.

I said most leftists (who hate this country) try and divide each race by victim card.

That is not being a real American. THAT is being the bigot......and a triggered hater that only has the race card and a mirror.

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.53  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.23    3 weeks ago
it matters not to me whatever you pretend you read or whatever definition you choose to make up.

Then why do you keep replying?????

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.54  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.53    3 weeks ago

curious, are you?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.55  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.54    3 weeks ago

curious, are you?

Curious about your hypocritical nature?  Nope.  Just like watching you spin and spew trying to deflect from it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.56  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.55    3 weeks ago

Spin & Spew - I like it.  

That's all some do here.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.57  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.55    3 weeks ago

I knew when I wrote that  line that you would somehow misconstrue and twist it.

thanks for not disappointing!

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

Is Rand Paul a libertarian with republican stripes or a republican with libertarian stripes? I ask this question because I wake up as libertarian with monarchist stripes and go to bed as a monarchist with libertarian stripes.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
1.3.1  Krishna  replied to  Hallux @1.3    3 weeks ago

Is Rand Paul a libertarian with republican stripes or a republican with libertarian stripes? I ask this question because I wake up as libertarian with monarchist stripes and go to bed as a monarchist with libertarian stripes.

Well, you know the old saying:

You can't get a Leopard to change his stripes!

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
1.4  Krishna  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago
Has asking legitimate questions become a death sentence?

He's dead/

(Certainly doesn't act like it!)

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
2  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

What has Sen Rand Paul done to generate such a reaction?

What... is this like a trick question? 

Chose One

A) He's a liar.

B) He's a political douchebag.

C) He's a coward

D) All the above.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2    3 weeks ago

so, you support harassing of public officials and threats on their lives.

except when they are Democrats, of course.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    3 weeks ago
so, you support harassing of public officials and threats on their lives.

Well, people are saying that's its not a total solution to the problem of a dangerous moron like Ron Paul-- but its a good start!

(except Socialists jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png )

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
Well, people are saying that's its not atotalsolution to the problem of a dangerous moron like Ron Paul-- but its a good start!

I have no doubt the freaking idiots you listen to do indeed say fucked up shit like that. Tell me something I didn't know already!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Krishna @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Speaking of 'saying fucked up shit' - some folks - all they have is saying fucked up shit!

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
2.2  Ronin2  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2    3 weeks ago

You could apply the same list to every damn politician at the Federal, State, and sometimes even the local level. Is that an excuse for violence?

 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Ronin2 @2.2    3 weeks ago

only when perpetrated on Republicans.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

Or as in this case, when progressives perceive such things.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
2.2.3  Krishna  replied to  Ronin2 @2.2    3 weeks ago
Is that an excuse for violence?

Good point. And certainly not a case for the extreme violence of sending powder to someone-- Oh, the horror!

(Too bad it killed him though...jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png )

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @2.2.3    3 weeks ago

I am sure you would feel exactly the same if Harris or Pelosi received such a package.

/s

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
2.2.5  Ronin2  replied to  Krishna @2.2.3    3 weeks ago

Anthrax is a powder. It has been mailed to people before and killed them.

Soon after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail. Five Americans were killed and 17 were sickened in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history. The ensuing investigation by the FBI and its partners—code-named “Amerithrax”—has been one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement.

Guess I don't find that kind of thing funny. Seems the FBI doesn't either; even when it is sent to Democrats.

This isn't a joke. This is a direct attempt to threaten and intimidate.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Ronin2 @2.2.5    3 weeks ago

see, it happened to a Republican, so it is acceptable.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
2.4  Tacos!  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2    3 weeks ago
D) All the above.

Therefore, what? Threaten him? Beat the shit out of him? Poison him? Kill him?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
2.4.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Tacos! @2.4    3 weeks ago

Sounds better every time I hear it....!

How about he just be voted out of office..... Nah.... Kentucky... It will never happen.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.4.2  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.4.1    3 weeks ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.4.3  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.4.1    3 weeks ago
Sounds better every time I hear it....!

Sounds almost like you are deathwishing a public figure.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
3  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

This is a kind of terrorism that a lot of people seem to be ok with.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @3    3 weeks ago

yes, and some seem to be encouraging it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @3    3 weeks ago

I bet Paul sent it to himself!

 
 
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