California Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke publicly Thursday after a “suspicious package” containing a potential pipe-bomb was sent to her office on Capitol Hill; saying “we have to keep doing what we’re doing in order to make this country right.”
“We have to keep doing what we’re doing in order to make this country right; that’s what I intend to do, and as the young people say, ‘I ain’t scared,’” said Waters.
“I think the President of United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we are seeing for the first time in different ways,” Waters added. “I think the president of the United States has been dog-whistling to his constituency, making them believe that their problems are caused by those people over there.”
“I don’t know whether the bombs are real or not, but we should not crawl under the bed, close the doors, not go out, be afraid to go to rallies,” Water said.
h/t The Hill
DEVELOPING: ‘Suspicious Packages’ Sent to Obamas, Clintons, CNN Evacuated
The Secret Service “intercepted” two “potential explosive devices” sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday, as another “suspicious package” prompted the evacuation of CNN’s New York offices.
The flurry of dangerous devices comes as local police report an additional package was sent to Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“ALERT!!! We are working an investigation of a suspicious package near Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. Please stay out of the area of NW 8th St and NW 136th Ave. We will provide further updates when available,” tweeted the Sunrise Police Department.
ALERT!!! We are working an investigation of a suspicious package near Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. Please stay out of the area of NW 8th St and NW 136th Ave. We will provide further updates when available.
— Sunrise Police FL (@SunrisePoliceFL) October 24, 2018
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. 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,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE: Authorities Seize ‘Suspicious Package’ Addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters
Capitol Hill police reportedly intercepted another “suspicious package” addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters Wednesday, with authorities investigating whether the incident is related to other devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and CNN.
“NEWS: Suspicious package intercepted by Capitol Hill police was addressed to Democratic California congresswoman Maxine Waters, according to three sources,” tweeted ABC’s White House Correspondent.
NEWS: Suspicious package intercepted by Capitol Hill police was addressed to Democratic California congresswoman Maxine Waters, according to three sources.
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) October 24, 2018
“I have been informed by U.S. Capitol Police that my Washington, DC office was the target of a suspicious package that has been referred to the FBI,” Waters wrote in a statement. “I am appreciative of the law enforcement entities who intercepted the package and are investigating this matter. I unequivocally condemn any and all acts of violence and terror.”
This is a developing story.