Law enforcement is investigating the suspicious packages with similar explosive devices delivered to leading Democrats and CNN this week.
While the investigation is ongoing and no other details made public, the liberal media and Democrats are blaming President Trump.
The Washington Times reports:
The list of people targeted with suspected pipe bombs reads like President Trump’s Twitter feed: Hillary and Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John Brennan, Maxine Waters, George Soros, CNN, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eric Holder and George Soros, all prominent Democratic critics of the president.
Democrats and the media swiftly blamed Mr. Trump for stirring up public anger against those top liberals, saying his constant mocking tweets and barbs at campaign rallies likely prompted an unstable person to mail the devices.
“The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said.
Media Research Center’s News Busters noted “liberal broadcast networks ABC and NBC put the blame squarely on President Trump’s shoulders,” while also calling out the same networks for not reporting Republicans that have been attacked.
President Trump called for the country “to unify,” as the investigations of the explosive devices unfold.
At the White House, Mr. Trump called for civility and said federal authorities had started a major investigation.
“In these times, we have to unify,” Mr. Trump said. “We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.”
Following President Trump’s comments, leading Democrats, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, and California Representative Nancy Pelosi, also put the blame on the president and issued a joint statement that said his, “words ring hollow.”
The Hill reports:
Top congressional Democrats on Wednesday slammed President Trump’s response to a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic officials, saying his “words ring hollow.”
“Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions,” Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement.
NBC News Tweeted their joint statement:
In joint statement, Senate and House Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi say President Trump's comments today on the wave of pipe bomb packages “ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence.” https://t.co/hK4Eecmjdo pic.twitter.com/DjbunZS0AR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 24, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also Tweeted a statement condemning the attacks:
Statement on suspicious packages: pic.twitter.com/pYSbDvCvuk
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 24, 2018
These attacks are heinous, evil, and must be condemned. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed.
Now is not the time for finger pointing but is a time for Americans to unite as one and to allow law enforcement to do their job to find out who carried out these attacks to hold them accountable.