Rep. Weiner Gets ‘Threatening’ Letter Containing White Powder
March 25, 2010
(ChattahBox)—The FBI is investigating a threatening letter sent to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) Queens, NY office containing suspicious white powder. The letter made reference to Weiner’s support of the healthcare reform bill. This latest incident is part of a growing number of threats and acts of violence made against Democratic lawmakers’ homes and offices.
The FBI said the letter sent to Weiner’s office “could be interpreted as threatening.” No other information is available on the contents of the letter. Weiner is expected to release a statement about the incident. This latest threat against a Democratic lawmaker, comes just hours after House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) charged Democrats with exaggerating the nature of the threats to fan the flames for political gain.
Democrats are “dangerously fanning the flames that these incidents be used as a political weapon,” charged Cantor.