Sen. Rand Paul said during an interview on The Water Cooler with David Brody that he and his wife plan to push back against Twitter for permitting people to promote violence against him online.
The Senator, who was injured in 2017 when his neighbor assaulted him, recounted that on Monday his wife called and notified him about a suspicious envelope that arrived in the mail and appeared to contain powder. The outside of the envelope said, “I’ll finish what your neighbor started you mother—,” Fox News has reported. Paul told host David Brody that authorities have said that the material was not poisonous.
“But it’s still terror, you know, these people are still trying to terrorize us. But it’s not just in person,” the Kentucky Republican said, noting that he believes “people are being fomented and encouraged by Twitter. Twitter is allowing people on a daily basis by the thousands to wish that I would be assaulted, to think that it’s just hilarious that I was assaulted and nearly killed by an assailant, a couple years ago, and thinking it’s just great fun to encourage people to do this on Twitter. And Twitter doesn’t take any of this down,” he said. The lawmaker said that there are “people every day on the left, wishing me violence and encouraging crazy people around the country to attack me.”
Paul said that he and his wife “are tired of it” and will “be pushing back on Twitter.”
Richard Marx on Sunday tweeted: “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.”