Singer Richard Marx and Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul are not friends, to say the least.
The junior Kentucky Senator accused Marx of "[calling] for violence against me and my family" after a suspicious package showed up on his front doorstep, containing a non-toxic substance.
This idea Marx was calling for open violence against Paul referred to a 2017 incident where a neighbor tackled Paul while the Senator did yardwork. Paul suffered broken ribs and an infection in a damaged lung.
Marx recently tweeted (in a now removed post):
"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."
Richard Marx responded on A Late Show with Stephen Colbert with all the seriousness the Paul's accusations deserved.
You can see the moment here:
And Marx played the villain deliciously.
His discussion with Colbert also addressed whether or not Marx was inciting violence, to which Marx said he didn't want violence, only world domination.
Fans were thrilled.
Rand Paul has been repeatedly cited for anti-vaccine, anti-mask, racist and Trump-apologist behavior.
Who better to speak for those critics than Richard Marx?
We are looking forward to his next musical endeavor.