Kelley Paul, wife of Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), is no shrinking violet — and she made it perfectly clear Monday night that she and her husband will not be backing down in the face of a recent reported death threat.
If thugs and haters want to threaten her husband and family as the lawmaker continues to "stand up for our constitutionally protected liberties," they should know that the Pauls will not be intimidated — and are not afraid to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
The Pauls received a suspicious package containing white powder and a death threat at their home Monday, the day after Sen. Paul said he would not get the COVID-19 vaccine since he has already had the disease.
The FBI and Capitol Hill police are investigating the incident and checking the package for harmful substances.
The threat to Sen. Paul, who was injured during a violent attack by his neighbor in 2017, said, "I'll finish what your neighbor started you motherf***er," and included a picture of the lawmaker in bandages with a gun pointed at his head.
Sen. Paul told Politico, "I take these threats immensely seriously. As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family. Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder filled letter."
The lawmaker was referring to singer Richard Marx's repeated messages on social media that he would like to "hug" Paul's neighbor and "buy him as many drinks as he can consume."
Marx defended his postings as just a "wise-crack about Rand Pauls' neighbor."
But Kelley Paul, who said it was she who received the death threat letter and called the FBI, didn't find it funny at all — and she took to Twitter to let people know exactly where she stood.
What did she say?
In fact, she's got something to say to anyone who would come against her husband and family: We're not backing down — and we are armed.
And her declaration wasn't just a message to everyday haters — she named names, calling out the Democratic Party and its operatives, celebrities like Marx and Bette Midler, and even 2019 "Teacher of the Year" Rodney Robinson, who infamously called Rand's neighbor a "true Kentucky hero" and called on Sen. Mitch McConnell's neighbors to take their "turn to step up."
"I got the death threat letter and called the FBI," Kelley Paul said. "This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by @ReallyAmerican1, a Dem PAC that pays thugs like @mmpadellan to celebrate the assault that nearly killed Rand. @DNC ignores."
"@richardmarx was inciting more violence [j]ust this weekend," she continued. "For years people like @BetteMidler have cheered Rand's horrific attack and serious injuries. The former teacher of the year @RodRobinsonRVA tweeted that Rand's attacker was a “hero" and urged Mitch McConnell's neighbors to “step up". Why is he still teaching?"
"I am sick of the hatred and vitriol from people who boast of their 'empathy and compassion' in their bios," Paul added. "Rand will continue to stand up for our constitutionally protected liberties. He will keep questioning the 'experts.'"
And then she made it clear to haters that she and her husband won't back down and are more than prepared for more attacks.
"We won't be intimidated," she said. "And yes, we have guns."
I got the death threat letter and called the FBI. This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by… https://t.co/HgJb2nmUcK— Kelley Paul (@Kelley Paul)1621909101.0
I am sick of the hatred and vitriol from people who boast of their “empathy and compassion” in their bios. Rand wi… https://t.co/8pyomI6PCs— Kelley Paul (@Kelley Paul)1621909102.0