80s Singer Has The Perfect Musical Clapback After Rand Paul Accuses Him Of 'Advocating Violence' With Tweet
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."
Santorum is crying to Hannity tonight about being fired by CNN, Rand Paul is crying about Richard Marx’ mean tweets… https://t.co/TDHZvzOHvI— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1621908903.0
Republicans when Trump tweeted "only good Democrat is a dead Democrat" vs. Republicans when Richard Marx tweete… https://t.co/h8YvIaQsrZ— Emily Denver🌊🥂 (@Emily Denver🌊🥂) 1621940705.0
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.
.@richardmarx for the win. https://t.co/qDxLdwNWdk— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1622002157.0
@BradMossEsq @richardmarx Funny how none of them had a damn thing to say when their Former Guy was threatening live… https://t.co/UlDZeYeQkt— practically perfect in every way 🇺🇸 (@practically perfect in every way 🇺🇸) 1622028845.0
@BradMossEsq @Acyn @richardmarx He was one of my late husband's favorite artist, Jeff would have approved. All the… https://t.co/DeOcuLWLzf— Vicki Crutchfield (@Vicki Crutchfield) 1622013724.0
@BradMossEsq @richardmarx I used to think @richardmarx was awesome. Now, I am absolutely, undeniably, unequivocally… https://t.co/QFRBeXxqfe— Sharon Wood (@Sharon Wood) 1622004617.0
@BradMossEsq @richardmarx You wonder if Rand Paul is smart enough to know that just because Richard's last name is… https://t.co/7vtSOwPROO— David Wight (@David Wight) 1622057352.0
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.
.@richardmarx breaks into our broadcast to address Sen. Rand Paul. #LSSC https://t.co/bXvzY04qug— A Late Show (@A Late Show) 1622001297.0
Fans were thrilled.
More than happy to help support my good friend @richardmarx in his quest to vanquish evil in the world. And then to… https://t.co/qS75YhXcnc— Alan Hunter (@Alan Hunter) 1622044169.0
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.