Package, Austin, FedEx, Austin bombing

The United States Secret Service stopped two “potentially explosive devices” that were addressed to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, 10/23, according to multiple reports. 

The Secret Service confirmed the news on Wednesday, 10/24, stating that the Obamas and the Clintons were not at risk of receiving the packages and they were found during a “routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” as told to CNN.

The package intended for the Obamas was sent to their Washington, DC home and the package for the Clintons was sent to their home in Westchester County, a New York City suburb, per CNN.

The world reacted and condemned the threat to the prominent leadership of the Democratic party including conservative pundits, which took many by surprise.

Steve Schmidt, a veteran Republican strategist who has worked on the campaigns of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and late Arizona Senator John McCain took to Twitter to express his disdain with a hostile political climate he blamed on President Donald Trump.

Yesterday, 10/24, CNN reported that more suspicious packages had been uncovered that were sent to Sen. Kamala Harris, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters and CNN’s headquarters in New York.

All of the packages were intercepted by the Secret Service placing politicians and newsrooms on high alert.

Bill Kristol, a neoconservative political analyst joined Schmidt on Twitter strongly condemning the response from President Trump and his administration on the potential bombs sent to high-ranking politicians.



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