President Donald Trump condemned the attempted mail bomb attacks on prominent Democratic officials and CNN, in his opening remarks at a White House event on opioids.
“As we speak the packages are being inspected and a major federal investigation is under way,” Trump said, adding “An investigation is being conducted to bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice. We will spare no expenses.”
Trump then declared, “I want to say at these times we have to unify and send one very clear and strong message that acts of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.”
The Secret Service revealed in a Tuesday statement “late on October 23, 2018, the Secret Service recovered a single package addressed to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, New York. Early this morning, October 24, 2018, a second package addressed to the residence of Former President Barack Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, DC.”
Later reports revealed suspicious packages sent to CNN, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and former Attorney General Eric Holder. These packages follow a similar device in character delivered to the residence of liberal activist and billionaire George Soros.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered a lengthy condemnation of the attacks saying “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.”