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The political angst of our great nation has been boiling over far too frequently in recent months, and there appears to be no sign of this animosity fading any time soon.
The events of January 6th, 2021 are undoubtedly the most cogent example of this newfound American anger, as never before in our history had citizens attempted to infiltrate the Capitol and disrupt electoral machinations. At the end of the day, several people were dead – including a Capitol Police officer and a woman named Ashley Babbitt.
And while the attempted insurrection was itself condemnable, it did provide the nation with a rude awakening, and incidents of political violence seemed to dissipate for several months in the wake of that event.
Now, however, it appears that we’re right back at it.
The FBI is investigating a suspicious package, filled with white powder and bearing an image threatening violence, that arrived at Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s home in Kentucky on Monday.
On the outside of the envelope was a picture of a bruised and bandaged Paul with a gun to his head and a threat printed beneath it: “I’ll finish what your neighbor started you motherf——”
Initial tests showed the substance inside the envelope was harmless, U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News.
Paul made a fairly obvious connection between some recent threats against him.
“I take these threats immensely seriously,” Paul wrote in a statement Monday. “I have been targeted multiple times now, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to advocated for violence against me and my family. This must stop. Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this despicable powder filled letter.”
Marx, an American singer, tweeted Sunday: “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.”
Paul has been a frequent target for the liberal left, with this latest affront being perhaps the most terrifying yet.
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