Last night, I reported that Rand Paul was threatened with a suspicious package with white powder. This threat followed a raft of attacks on social media against him from folks on the left who were disturbed he wasn’t getting vaccinated because he had natural immunity after having had the Wuhan coronavirus. Many of the attacks on social media encouraged violence against Paul by cheering on his neighbor who had previously attacked him. Many were also by blue-checked Twitter users. But Twitter didn’t suspend them.
There’s now more detail on the threat to Paul and indeed it looks like it was related to that encouragement on social media.
Included with the white powder that was sent to Paul at his home in Kentucky was a picture showing him beaten up after his neighbor attacked him. It had a rifle pointed at him and the words, “I’ll finish what your neighbor started you motherf—–”
NEW – Rand Paul receives death threat package with disturbing message:
"I'll finish what your neighbor started you motherf—–" pic.twitter.com/ZX4sw2BEjd
— tomorraw.com (@tomorrawdotcom) May 25, 2021
Right now there are a number of such threats against Paul all over Twitter. Yet Twitter hasn’t shut down any of them. Some have been up for years.
Paul’s neighbor attacked him in 2017, jumping him unprovoked and breaking six of his ribs. Paul later had to have part of his lung removed because of the serious damage done from the attack.
As Paul noted yesterday, one of the people encouraging violence against him by glorifying his neighbor was the 80s singer Richard Marx.
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.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) May 23, 2021
I wonder where a left wing lunatic could have gotten the idea that he might get celebrated if he sent a letter with white powder to @RandPaul while saying he would "finish what your neighbor started"? Where would some crazy person get an idea like that… hmm… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/0AzNKYTVs8
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 25, 2021
A crazy person who sees all this might think that he was going to be lauded, even rewarded, for such an action because of the blue check encouragement.
Paul blasted Twitter for allowing the attacks against him on Twitter.
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
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! https://t.co/WhTtswUI91
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 25, 2021
Is Twitter going to finally take action against these threats? They’ve been allowed for years and stoked by a lot of blue-check accounts, yet Jack has done nothing. But meanwhile they’re banning people for all kinds of other nonsense. But actual threats apparently are cool.
This isn’t the first threat against Paul from those on the left. Paul was harassed, threatened and pushed around by a BLM mob last year when leaving the Republican convention. He also was shot at by a Bernie Bro during the GOP baseball practice shooting where GOP members of Congress were being targeted.