Rand Paul 'targeted multiple times' as cops confirm white substance sent to senator is 'nontoxic'
SENATOR Rand Paul was sent a "non-toxic" white powder, cops have confirmed.
The Republican, who claims he has been targeted multiple times, received a mysterious package at his home in Kentucky on Monday.
Investigators examined the package and an initial analysis concluded the substance was non-toxic, WDRB reports.
Warren County Sheriff's office said the package will be examined further.
The Senator received a powder-filled letter and a photograph showing a rifle pointing at his head yesterday.
He tweeted: "I take these threats immensely seriously. 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."
Hours before receiving the package, 1980s singer Richard Marx 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."
In the image, Paul is wearing a neck brace and the caption underneath states: "I'll finish what your neighbor started you motherf****r."
Paul, who is running for a third Senate term, was assaulted by his neighbor Rene Boucher in 2017.
The attack left the lawmaker with five broken ribs and Boucher eventually pled guilty to assaulting a Congressmember.
In April last year, the Senator and his wife Kelley were surrounded by a group of people while heading back to their hotel room after the Republican National Convention.
Earlier this week, Paul revealed he will not be getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
He claims he has natural immunity following his battle with the virus over 12 months ago.
The Senator also clashed with Joe Biden’s top coronavirus chief Dr. Anthony Fauci over mask-wearing.
Paul said the infectious disease expert "lies" when he says masks make a difference.
The Senator previously branded the scientist a "little dictator" and accused him of "acting like an ignoramus every day of the week".
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