The man has been arrested by Capitol Police officers. He allegedly called in the threats to Paul’s Bowling Green office. “Someone threatened to kill me and chop my family up with an ax. He’s been arrested. It’s like, really? Where’s this going to end?” Paul said Monday at a Rotary Club event in his home state of Kentucky.
“Capitol Police had issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul said. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
It remains a mystery if the attack was motivated by the senator’s support for President Trump, but police officers believe that there appears to be a pattern since the far-left of the Democratic Party decided after being defeated in the last presidential election that violence and intimidation are proper responses to not getting your way.
At the same time, hundreds of protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to protest the Trump Administration’s family detention and separation policies, and demand the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE). The walk ended in the Hart Senate building, where hundreds were arrested by Capitol Police officers.
U.S. Capitol Police Jurisdiction and Mission
The mission stances of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) define the specific categories of activity under which the USCP will achieve its mission. The mission stances are broad-based and will remain relatively unchanged in future years.
The Department uses these mission stances as a means for determining whether potential programs and activities are consistent with the USCP mission. The mission stances and their purposes are described below:
- Assess the Threat Provide a comprehensive internal assessment capability to identify and validate threats to Members of Congress, the legislative process, and the buildings, staff, and visitors that make up the Capitol Community.
- Prevent criminal or terrorist activity from disrupting the legislative process and normal business operations.
- Respond promptly and with the right resources to threats, disruptions, or other unlawful activities in order to quickly and safely return Congress to normal operations.
- Support the Mission improve the efficiency and effectiveness of internal business processes and procedures in support of delivering mission