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The House Democratic leaders continued today to blame Republicans for inciting threats and vandalism against Democrats, and criticized Republican leaders for not speaking out forcefully enough to denounce the threats.
Cantor said "a bullet was shot through the window" of his campaign office. The incident happened Monday, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress.
Rep. Cantor's Richmond Campaign Office Shot at OvernightRepublican 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. Republican Rep. Eric Cantor's Richmond campaign
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 whaaa
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.
Morons? Look no further than Rush, Sean, Savage, Beck and the right wing radio personalities that are fanning the flames of revolution and hatred of those that disagree with them. This hateful rhetoric will influence those prone to violence; it's what they want. I see it as thinly disguised racism. A conspiracy to rid America of those "useless eaters" I pray to God Almighty I'm wrong.
Who's side do you think they are on? What is their agenda? Peace?
[edit on 25-3-2010 by whaaa]
Police say gunfire that hit Cantor's office was random
The bullet that hit U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's campaign office in downtown Richmond early Tuesday was random, Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley said this morning.
"It is a stray bullet as part of random gunfire,'' Lepley said. Police said they have no suspects.
Cantor's office declined comment.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say the bullet that hit a window of Republican Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor's office had been randomly fired skyward.
Amid reports of threats and vandalism against Democrats who voted Sunday for sweeping health care reforms, Cantor said at a Washington news conference Thursday that a bullet was fired into his Richmond office.
In a news release, Richmond police said that the bullet had been fired into the air early Tuesday. It hit the front window of a building that houses Cantor's campaign office as it fell to back earth at a sharp angle.