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6:56, 25 October 2018

GOP candidate received letter threatening his 7 youngsters, reports say


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,&#xA0around 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&#x2019s law workplace in Whippany, he was warned to drop out of the race, Politico reported.

&#x201CWhat the f— is wrong with you &#x2026 s—bag?&#x201D the typed letter said. &#x201CYou Better hope that you don&#x2019t win! Or else. How several children do you have&#x2026 7? Unlucky 7. This is what we think of you. Time to get out of politics.&#x201D

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.

&quotCriticizing a candidate on the troubles is portion of politics,&#x201D Webber tweeted Wednesday. &#x201CThreatening 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.&#x201D

The letter arrived a day after Webber&#x2019s campaign tweeted that the political left is &#x201Cunhinged.&#x201D 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&#xA0Rodney Frelinghuysen.

His conservative record has earned him the support of President Trump, NorthJersey.com reported.

Sherrill called the incident &#x201Cabsolutely appalling.&#x201D

&#x201CThis is completely appalling,&#x201D she mentioned in a statement. &#x201CNo 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.&#x201D

The letter comes amid a rash of suspicious packages&#xA0sent to Democratic figures.

CNN’s New York City bureau&#xA0was evacuated Wednesday when&#xA0&quota reside explosive device&quot&#xA0was located in its mailroom. Other people who received packages incorporate&#xA0liberal billionaire George Soros&#xA0and&#xA0U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Published at Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:20:13 +0000


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