UPDATE: Gov. Beshear issues statement on package sent to Sen. Rand Paul
UPDATE: (5/26/21 9 A.M.) – Governor Andy Beshear spoke out against a recent threat made against Senator Rand Paul. On Wednesday morning, Governor Beshear shared a statement on Twitter, it reads: “There is absolutely no place for hate, acts of violence or intimidation in our commonwealth or in our country. I condemn the threats made against Senator Rand Paul and his family.”
Sen. Paul received a suspicious package at his home in Bowling Green on Monday containing a powdery substance. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said after an investigation, the substance was deemed non-toxic.
The FBI continues to work with the U.S. Postal Service to figure out where the package came from.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WTVQ)- The FBI and Capitol Hill Police are examining a suspicious package sent to Senator Rand Paul’s Bowling Green home Monday, according to Politico.
Politico says a senior advisor, Sergio Gor, said the package was in a large envelope and had white powder inside.
“I take these threats immensely seriously,” Paul said in a statement to Politico.
Paul also mentioned in that statement he has been “a repeated target of violence.”
The Senator had to recover from broken ribs after his neighbor, Rene Boucher, assaulted him in 2017 over a yard dispute. Boucher was charged with assaulting a member of Congress and pled guilty.