Rand Paul’s office said a suspicious envelope was sent to the Senator’s Kentucky home on Monday, and Paul said he knew who was to blame for inspiring it: Richard Marx.
Fox News reported that a package arrived at Paul’s house illustrated with an image of the senator in a neck brace and with a cast on his arm above text reading, “I’ll finish what your neighbor started.”
Paul said Marx, a singer with hit songs like “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Endless Summer Nights” and 300,000 Twitter followers, was trying to incite another violent attack on him.
“As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family,” Paul said in a tweet. “Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder filled letter.”
Marx was responding to Paul’s podcast in which he stated he would not get the COVID-19 vaccine because he had natural immunity after becoming the first Senator to test positive for the infection last year. Marx said, “You know who actually put multiple people’s lives at potential risk?”
The FBI and Capitol Police are investigating the package incident.