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