Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes Twitter played a role in “allowing that anger” after a suspicious package was delivered to his home.
SiriusXM radio host Julie Mason asked Paul on Tuesday what is going on with the suspicious powder included in the package.
Paul told Mason the package was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the initial reports found the substance was not anthrax.
“I guess I blame sort of the stoking of anger on the Left and also I blame Twitter for allowing that anger. We get threats daily on Twitter. Twitter won’t even return our phone calls,” Paul said.
He continued, “When we try to call Twitter to talk to them about it, we get nothing out of them and they just think it’s jolly well hilarious and a joke to say, well, you had six of your ribs broken, a damaged lung, pneumonia twice, part of my lung removed, coughing up blood for a year.”
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Paul is convinced Twitter “thinks it’s funny just for these C-list celebrities to sort of tweet out, ‘oh, we hope it happens to you again.'”
He explained, “Every day, people think its funny to wish that on me again, and Twitter says ‘oh, that’s humor.’ It’s not that funny to the guy who spent months and months in agony…I frankly don’t think its that funny. But Twitter really wants to police the right and doesn’t care if the left wishes violence on the right.”
Richard Marx, a singer and songwriter, 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.”
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