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.”
Paul also thanked Capitol Police for the arrest.
Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to kill my family and me.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 2, 2018
Here’s Paul addressing the threat to him and his family:
Sen Rand Paul describes threat from man who he says claimed he would chop up the senator’s family w/ an axe. @RandPaul describes his thoughts w/ this happening months after being attacked in his yard & the baseball practice shooting. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/xx581BlFj7
— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) July 2, 2018
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.
First he was shot at, ribs bashed in, and now another man threatening to kill Rand and his family.
This needs to stop. https://t.co/VRdHwr8usy
— Reseth (@ResethO) July 2, 2018
Agreed, and it needs to stop immediately.
Others weighed in:
I’m so glad you’re safe. Now, start arresting the left who are calling for people to kill President Trump, his staff and his supporters. Where is the FBI on this! Don’t just arrest the little but also go to the ones who are telling them to kill.
— 100% Trump Supporter (@seekthetruth07) July 2, 2018
At least one person directly blamed CNN for radicalizing the already unhinged left:
— franc (@FrancZavaIa) July 2, 2018
While another blamed Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who has been quite busy fomenting hate among her fellow progressives.
Maxine watters is responsible. Lock her up for inciting violence. These “democrats”. Are DANGEROUS!!
— MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN (@DeniseTaylor86) July 2, 2018
One person suggested the Kentucky Republican equip himself with Iron Man-style armor:
You have been shot at, assaulted and stalked by some kind of psychopathic nut, maybe its time to get Iron Man armor, use your Senatorial powers and make it happen.
— MrMe (@Azculain) July 2, 2018
Given the year Paul has had, that may not be such a bad idea…
One person asked the $64,000 question:
Will democrats condemn this?
— Parker33 (@ways_there) July 2, 2018
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?
- Trump supporter who received death threats after CNN segment threatened again, harassed by April Ryan
- Florida man ‘fed up’ with Republicans arrested for threatening to kill state GOP lawmaker
- Number of Republicans threatened, attacked rises
- Bette Midler advocates violence against Rand Paul over spending bill vote
- GOP Rep, family threatened with murder: ‘This is how we’re going to kill your wife’
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