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Republican Rep. Eric Cantor's Richmond campaign office was shot at Wednesday night, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress.
Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor -- the No. 2 Republican in the House -- is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection, Fox News has learned. As a member of the House leadership, U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock, but he has asked for more security.
Originally posted by antonia I do know many government workers have been caught vandalizing their own offices to get attention...
Originally posted by antonia
I've been biting my tongue on a lot of these issues. Part of me feels this whole mess has been calculated to start violence. I'm hoping all of this garbage just remains isolated but, I've got a feeling the powermongers don't want that. Considering we don't know who did it, well, I do know many government workers have been caught vandalizing their own offices to get attention...
[edit on 25-3-2010 by antonia]
Originally posted by Solasis
Holy crap. I hope this isn't getting serious. We can only take a few more "isolated incidents" before it's time to start being very afraid.
Originally posted by whaaa
What kind of attention?
[edit on 25-3-2010 by whaaa]
Originally posted by Misoir
I think this was a staged attack so that behind the scenes it can be a rallying cry for the lunatic fringe of the tea parties. They will say that the left is fighting them back and they are winning, this will piss the lunatics off and will make them do more extreme things.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Too bad morons have to behave this way. Whoever is behind all of this really disgusts me - and I dont agree with the health bill at all.