Man arrested for allegedly threatening to chop Sen. Rand Paul and family with axe

On Monday, the Louisville Courier Journal reported that a man accused of threatening to chop up Republican Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an axe has been arrested by authorities.

According to the report, the unidentified man allegedly made the threats during a phone call to Paul’s Bowling Green office.

“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul said at an event in Litchfield, Kentucky, on Monday. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”

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Paul also thanked Capitol Police for the arrest.

Here’s Paul addressing the threat to him and his family:

The Courier Journal added:

This marks one of several threats and attacks Paul has had in the last year. More than a year ago, Paul was on the baseball diamond when James Hodgkinson opened fire and shot several congressional staffers as well as Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisianna Republican.

Paul was unscathed.

The Kentucky senator also is involved in criminal and civil litigation against his neighbor, Rene Boucher. In November, Boucher tackled the senator while he was mowing the lawn of his Bowling Green home.

Agreed, and it needs to stop immediately.

Others weighed in:


At least one person directly blamed CNN for radicalizing the already unhinged left:


While another blamed Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who has been quite busy fomenting hate among her fellow progressives.


One person suggested the Kentucky Republican equip himself with Iron Man-style armor:


Given the year Paul has had, that may not be such a bad idea…

One person asked the $64,000 question:


One can dream, right?

According to the Courier Journal, “Capitol Police declined to comment because the investigation is ongoing.”

Exit question: How much worse will things get?


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