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Wasserman Schultz a Target for Would-Be Bomber: 'We Will Not Be Intimidated'

October 25, 2018 - 6:00am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston admitted she was angry and shaken Wednesday after discovering she apparently was a secondary target of the person or persons who sent five suspicious packages to Democratic leaders this week. 

The packages containing explosives were sent on Wednesday, among others, to former President Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, with Wasserman Schultz's office and name as the return address.  

One of those packages, addressed to former Attorney General Eric Holder, had been sent to the wrong address, so it was returned to Wasserman Schultz's office. She confirmed that two of of her Florida offices were evacuated in response. 

"We will not be intimidated by this attempted act of violence," the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair said in a statement. "This appalling attack on our democracy must be vigorously prosecuted, and I am deeply disturbed by the way my name was used." 

A suspicious package addressed to former CIA director John Brennan was also sent to the Time Warner building, where CNN is headquartered. 

Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros also was sent a package, the FBI said.

All of the bombs were intercepted before anyone was injured, the FBI confirmed. 

Wasserman Schultz, still widely seen as a divisive figure in the Democratic Party, was a highly-visible ally of Clinton during her 2016 run for president. But in the end, her contentious relationship with Clinton rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., led to her stepping down as the head of the DNC.

"Today, my staff and I will hug each other and our loved ones tightly, and tomorrow get back to work serving the people I was elected to represent," Wasserman Schultz wrote in the statement Wednesday. 

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned the attacks.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo responded to the incident in a written statement:

“This kind of targeted hate and violence has no place in our country and will not be tolerated," Rizzo said. "This isn’t about politics, this is about national security and our number one concern is the safety of Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz and first responders called to these scenes. Unfortunately, we have seen some candidates for office use highly divisive and toxic rhetoric during this cycle. Today's greatly disturbing events are a reminder that everyone needs to tone it down in the last two weeks and focus on the issues. That's the type of campaign Floridians deserve.” 

President Trump sternly condemned the "political violence" on Wednesday, promising the full weight of the U.S. justice system to find the person or persons responsible. He called for national unity.

Comments

Hilarious!!!! The insane "bomber" was a democrat just before the bombs were mailed. Idiot Lefties trying to cause good voters to re-think. Not happening.

Why is Debbie Blabermouth Schultz not in jail?

Yes, you must be right (delusional right) . . . . . . . . . lock the victim up, it's all their fault just like Trump tells us everyday . . . . . . . . a mind is a terrible thing to waste to delusional rants . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

It's all a hoax planned and executed by the Dems in keeping with their Alinsky-rules approach to achieve their goal of a collectivist society to be ruled by a one world government.

Yep. Just like the republicans planned and orchestrated the caravan coming from Central America. Perfect way to get their base excited to get out to vote.

You disgrace our country with your ignorant, rabid, knee jerk comment.

What better way to deflect from their call for violence than to send fake booms to your Socialist Democrat cohorts.

Comment above intended in reply to "Republican Conscience". This is where we now are.

The rhetoric is out of hand! There is no more decency with dirty dems! This started with obummer - “ if they bring a knife, we bring a gun type of instigation! Then you gave the a—wipe Maxine telling constituents to get in GOP’s faces! ENOUGH already! As rand Paul said “someone is gonna get assasinated”! Politics has turned from ugly to grotesque! STOP It dirty dems!

The division, the extreme partisanship, and the outright hostility began with Newt Gingrich and his "Politics or Personal Destruction" ... and Republican racism and Mitch McConnell's obstructionism exacerbated it during the Obama administration ... and Trump's filthy demeaning and denigration of individuals who rightfully criticize him has topped it all off! People like you and posts like yours are at the heart of the problem!

Ditto, Ted Kruze.

This was just another Democrat Dirty Trick meant as an October Surprise but it blew up in her face, no pun intended. Look at the extent of our money used to create a hoax to try to sway voters. Buildings were evacuated, Cost private companies time and money. Police and Law Enforcement are scurrying around. I did notice the picture of the CNN Bomb and envelope that CNN posted on the web and I seriously doubt that it was mailed because there is no cancellation of the stamps. I think it was a CNN staged Fake News.

Despicable as usual . . . . reminds me of a previous delusional post of yours --> "The problem is that Obama is importing recruits into his domestic Federal police. He will be using them to subdue and enslave our nation." . . . . . . . yeah, as I mentioned, despicable as usual . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

******* ridiculous!

You are soooo right. What a scam.

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