GOP candidate received letter threatening his 7 children, reports say
A Republican running for Congress in New Jersey received a written threat that mentioned his seven youngsters, his campaign stated Wednesday,ਊround the very same time suspicious packages were reported sent to former President Barack Obama, the Clintons and CNN.
In a letter sent Tuesday to candidate Jay Webber’s law workplace in Whippany, he was warned to drop out of the race, Politico reported.
“What the f— is wrong with you … s—bag?” the typed letter said. “You Better hope that you don’t win! Or else. How several children do you have… 7? Unlucky 7. This is what we think of you. Time to get out of politics.”
The letter also accused Republicans of stealing from Social Safety and Medicare and running up the national debt.
Webber, a five-term state assemblyman, has integrated his wife Johanna and their seven kids into his campaign, even featuring them in campaign ads, NJ.com reported. The letter was reported to the New Jersey State Police for investigation.
"Criticizing a candidate on the troubles is portion of politics,” Webber tweeted Wednesday. “Threatening my young children is not. We are thankful for the help of law enforcement as we work to discover whoever is behind this gutless act. We will not be intimidated as we perform to make #NJ11 much better for every person.”
The letter arrived a day after Webber’s campaign tweeted that the political left is “unhinged.” A video that accompanies the tweet shows defaced Webber campaign indicators and prominent Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters advocating pushback against Republicans.
Webber is locked in a competitive race against Democrat Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and former federal prosecutor, in a bid to replace retiring Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen.
His conservative record has earned him the support of President Trump, NorthJersey.com reported.
Sherrill called the incident �solutely appalling.”
“This is completely appalling,” she mentioned in a statement. “No one particular who decides to run for public workplace should really feel that, by carrying out so, they are putting their loved ones in danger. I condemn this in the strongest terms and hope law enforcement determines who was behind this and holds them accountable.”
The letter comes amid a rash of suspicious packages sent to Democratic figures.
CNN’s New York City bureau was evacuated Wednesday when "a reside explosive device" was located in its mailroom. Other people who received packages incorporate liberal billionaire George Sorosਊnd U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
Published at Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:20:13 +0000