MURPHY STATEMENT ON COORDINATED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS AGAINST DEMOCRATS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday released a statement following reports that U.S. Secret Service intercepted explosives addressed to the office of President Barack Obama and home of Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton, and the NYPD removed an explosive device delivered to CNN intended for former Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan. Law enforcement is also reportedly investigating suspicious packages addressed to or received by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and George Soros.

“Today was horrifying. I’m grateful for the Secret Service and police officers who heroically foiled these coordinated attempted attacks on Democratic figures and offices. The perpetrators must be found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Murphy. “Whoever is behind these attacks is trying to silence politicians and journalists from speaking truth. They won’t succeed.”

 

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