WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the latest event targeting Republicans for violence, police say Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was the subject of threats against himself and his family.
In a tweet thanking U.S. Capitol Police, Paul said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, “threatened to kill my family and me”.
While police officials refused to comment on the ongoing investigation, Paul, while speaking Monday at an event in Litchfield, Kentucky, opened up about the horrifying event.
“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” said Paul. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
The threats against Paul are just the latest in a series leveled against lawmakers and government appointees recently.
Last week, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters came under fire for encouraging her followers to corner members of the Trump administration and other Republicans when they saw them pin public and “push back on them”.
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said while speaking at a rally in Capitol Hill. “You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!”