(USA Features) Sen. Rand Paul is preparing to push back, perhaps legally, on Twitter after the platform continues to allow users to make threats against him and his family.
The Kentucky Republican noted in an interview on The Water Cooler with David Brody that both he and his wife have had enough of the threats following a number of incidents including an attack by a neighbor in 2017 he said nearly took his life.
He also talked about how his wife called him on Monday to notify him of a suspicious package that came in the mail and appeared to contain some sort of powder. The envelope containing the substance said, “I’ll finish what your neighbor started you motherf**ker,” according to Fox News.
Paul went on to say that authorities have determined that the substance was not harmful.
“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, adding 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,” he added, according to Just The News.
“And Twitter doesn’t take any of this down,” he said, adding that “people every day on the left, wishing me violence and encouraging crazy people around the country to attack me.”
The GOP senator went on to say that he and his wife, Kelly, “are tired of it” and will “be pushing back on Twitter.”
Meanwhile, the outlet reported that singer Richard Marx tweeted on 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.”