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McConnell, Paul Release Statements On Terror

Posted at 12:03 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 12:59:04-04

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (LEX 18) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul have released statements on the bombs that have been sent to different locations.

Officials said Wednesday that agents intercepted packages containing “possible explosive devices” that were addressed to George Sorors,  former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton,  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and CNN.

The New York City police commissioner says package sent to CNN contained a live explosive and an envelope with white powder.

Senator McConnell released a statement condemning the acts:

“I stand with all Americans in condemning today’s attempted acts of domestic terrorism. As we continue to learn more, Americans are united in gratitude for the first responders — the Secret Service, the Postal Service, and other law enforcement — who protect our leaders and public figures from such unconscionable acts.”

Paul took to Twitter to denounce the incidents also:

“We should all stand united against the use of violent acts like those reported today against political and media figures. I condemn any such acts of violence, they have no place in our politics or society at all.”