UPDATED: 3:23 p.m. EDT, Oct. 24, 2018:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters has joined a growing list of prominent Democrats who have been targeted by suspected explosive devices this week. A package intended for a Congressional mail sorting facility in Maryland was addressed to Waters, according to several reports.
A suspicious package was also found outside of the building where Democratic Senator Kamala Harris‘ district office is in San Diego, California on Wednesday. The building, also including the San Diego Union-Tribune’s office, was evacuated. The package was later deemed safe, the Washington Examiner reported.
A mysterious package was also sent to the office of Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, he said on Wednesday (Oct. 24). The package was also later deemed safe and was not an explosive, CNN reported.
Trump also publicly spoke about the pattern of suspicious packages at the White House, calling it “despicable” on Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATED: 12:19 p.m. EDT, Oct. 24, 2018:
Police are investigating a possible suspicious package found at the Florida office of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Wednesday (Oct. 24), WTVJ, an NBC-owned television station, reported. The investigation comes just hours after the Secret Service intercepted suspected explosive devices mailed to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Officials have reported several suspected explosive devices addressed to high profile public figures on Tuesday (Oct. 23) and Wednesday (Oct. 24).
The Secret Service stopped the delivery of dangerous packages to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on late Tuesday and early Wednesday, respectively, CNBC reported. George Soros, a prominent billionaire and Democratic political donor, was also sent an alarming parcel this week.
The package intended for former Secretary of State Clinton had been addressed to her Westchester County, New York home, Secret Service officials said in a released statement. The package for Obama had been mailed to arrive at his Washington, D.C. residence. The agency intercepted the packages after routine mail screenings, and officials have launched an investigation.
A suspect or suspects mailed what was likely a pipe bomb to Soros’ home in Katonah, a suburb in Westchester County, New York, on Monday, The New York Times reported. Westchester County Police Department bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” the device, and Soros, a frequent target of right-wing groups, was not home at the time. The FBI’s NY offices and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms have opened an investigation.
So far, Trump has yet to use his Twitter fingers to make a statement about the dangerous devices.
The mailings, however, didn’t stop with Obama, Clinton and Soros. The New York Police Department also reported Wednesday morning that a suspicious device was found at the Times Warner Building, the home of CNN, forcing an evacuation.
Federal authorities are also reportedly investigating alarming packages sent to The White House. A suspicious package addressed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was intercepted at an off-site facility, a source told Reuters.
The White House denounced the attack on Obama and Clinton in a statement. “These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.”
The suspicious incidents targeting Clinton, Obama and Soros come roughly two weeks ahead of the Nov. 6 election, a polarizing event that will decide whether Republicans maintain Congressional control.
Megyn Kelly Wonders What's Wrong With Blackface. The Internet Let Her Know
1. Don't forget how NBC treated Tamron Hall and Al Roker
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NBC cancelled the 9am hour of the Today Show hosted by Tamron Hall and Al Roker so Megyn Kelly, who gets paid more than twice their combined salaries, can do this. https://t.co/yINbQ8wptr— jason c. (@netw3rk) October 23, 2018
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I thought this might have been an exaggeration, but no, Megyn Kelly is really doing a “I don’t see what’s so offensive about blackface” https://t.co/xtECr43UMg— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) October 23, 2018
3. White privilege
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Don't you love how Megyn Kelly:— E. James White (@elonjames) October 23, 2018
1) Thinks Black Face is the same as if a Black person put on make up to look white. Power dynamics? Meh.
2) Says that it was okay to do that when she was a kid.
Megyn? It was never okay. That's your white privilege talking.
4. No one told Megyn Kelly she was wrongSource: 4 of 16
5. Honest thoughtsSource: 5 of 16
6. Religious take
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Megyn Kelly:— Gary (@BlackerTheGary) October 23, 2018
“Santa is white”
“Jesus is white”
“I don’t see what’s so offensive about blackface”
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Great Megyn Kelly costume. pic.twitter.com/dOziMbWzfH— Omicronald McDonald™ (@TimDuffy) October 23, 2018
8. Blame in on Trump
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I think for what is going on with this administration and all of the racist people out there and many incidents that people have encounter due to racism Megyn Kelly just open another can of worms with her comment. pic.twitter.com/ED9asvHPEF— The Atheist Geek (@geek_atheist) October 23, 2018
9. This is par for the course for Megyn Kelly
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1. Going back to her days at Fox News Megyn Kelly has had a history of being racially/culturally incompetent and unaware 2. Keep in mind NBC dumped the 9am hr of The Today show hosted by Tamron Hall and Al Roker in favor Megyn Kelly and this kind of foolishness and ignorance. https://t.co/cURaIxZyPh— BrotherJR aka Brotha Wakanda (@BrotherJR76) October 23, 2018
10. SarcasmSource: 10 of 16
11. The apologetic Black person chimes inSource: 11 of 16
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Black people: “When white people wear blackface we find it incredibly hurtful to us. It’s racist and we hope you all can see that.”— Setoiyo-RECORDING HIS DEBUT ALBUM ON FEBURARY 16th (@Setoiyo1) October 23, 2018
Megyn Kelly: https://t.co/B2OXvPO1zN
13. Megyn Kelly: White people are "normal people"
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Megyn Kelly can't understand what's so offensive about blackface then says: "I can't keep up with the number of people we're offending just by being, like, normal people."@megynkelly: 1. You've never been black 2. This isn't "normal," it's white privilege and it's embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/tHPjulPZ1P— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 23, 2018
14. Black folks' collective side-eye
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Megyn Kelly: “What’s wrong with blackface?”— JaiHawkFLY (@JaiHawkFly) October 23, 2018
15. A history lessonSource: 15 of 16
16. The ironySource: 16 of 16
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