Radical leftist Nathaniel Huffman has been arrested by Capitol Police after he threatened to savagely hack Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his family to pieces with an ax, according to a report by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Huffman is a former resident of Murray, Kentucky who fled to Berkeley, California after the election of President Donald Trump. Police first became aware of him due to previous threats he had made against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul told an audience at a local Rotary Club on Monday. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this. I’ve had this year where it’s becoming more and more aware that we have these real threats out there.”
After he became aware that the individual had been arrested, Paul thanked law enforcement for their actions against the man who had endangered him and his family.
“Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to kill my family and me,” he wrote on Twitter.
The threat follows two assassination attempts on the Kentucky Senator in 2017: the first by James Hodgkinson, when he opened fire on a crowd of Republican politicians in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second by Rene Boucher, when he brutally beat down Paul in the Senator’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Though Sen. Paul ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, he has since emerged as a crucial political ally of the President, drawing the ire of the extreme left.