The New York Times is reporting that two bombs have been discovered in mail sent to former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama. An additional bomb was also sent to the Time Warner building in New York City where CNN is located.
Here’s what Alabama politicians are saying:
7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell:
Violence, and encouraging violence, is never OK. Not against Republicans, not against Democrats, not against journalists, not against anyone. As a country, we have to be better than that.
1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne:
Deeply troubled by reports of suspicious devices sent to various locations around the country. As we await more information, my prayers are with those impacted and the first responders. Those responsible should be held accountable to the full extent of the law.
Sending a bomb in the mail is a terrorist act – no matter your political persuasion. No clue who is behind sending these to the Clintons, Obamas, Soroses or CNN but I hope they go to jail for life. This is why calls for violence, harassment and incivility are so dangerous. Unstable and/or evil people seize on the opportunity to do wrong things. Hopefully those responsible will be caught and we can turn the page on this time of absolute insanity in our country.
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (via AL.com)
I can tell you that there was a bomb that exploded in Birmingham in 1963 that killed four girls because (former public safety commissioner) Bull Connor and (former Governor) George Wallace said things that empowered them…
We don’t need to encourage people and say great things about congressional people who beat up or slap a reporter or encourage someone to rough somebody up. People in today’s world in social media can just take things the wrong way and take things too far. I think we, as public officials, need to be very conscious of that.