How far is the radical left willing to go? On Tuesday, The Hill and others reported that the Secret Service intercepted a letter to the White House believed to contain the deadly poison ricin. According to the report, the letter appeared to be connected to two others sent to the Pentagon. Those letters, addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, tested positive for ricin.
Fortunately, the letter sent to the White House never made it to its intended target, which was President Trump.
“The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House,” said a Secret Service spokesman who confirmed the letter was addressed to the president.
The Hill further reported:
The Secret Service statement came hours after Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement that staff there detected a suspicious substance in multiple letters while screening mail on Monday.
CNN first reported that the letters tested positive for the poisonous substance ricin. No illnesses were reported from exposure to the toxin.
Ricin, the New York Post tells us, “is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans. Tiny doses of the compound can be deadly if swallowed, inhaled or injected.”
In a press release issued Tuesday, the Secret Service said that “all threats directed towards the President, or any Secret Service protectee, are treated seriously and fully investigated.”
The news prompted quite a few to blame domestic liberal terrorists on social media:
And today Leftists are sending ricin/ imitation ricin (investigations still ongoing) to several Republican lawmakers and even to the White House.
At what point do we call this latest Leftist ‘protest’ what it is: an attempt to instill terror, as in terrorism? https://t.co/NuB4fGRFiT
— Jean de Valette #IAMTOMMY (@Jean_de_Valette) October 2, 2018
I am so being throttled on this thread…not getting half the responses.
Btw, ricin pkgs sent to Whitehouse….how is this anything you want to be associated with in your “resist” movement? Citizens wouldn’t want anything to do with that sort of terrorism.
— 994ooןɐq 53-47 (@baloo499) October 2, 2018
True. Whats the left gonna do if their political enemies start fighting dirty? The Left sent fake anthrax to @DonaldJTrumpJr & @tedcruz & sent SECDEF & @usnavy CNO & @Potus confirmed ricin letters. Thats domestic terrorism. Its time for a brutal response from @FBI & @DOD
— Matt Graver (@MattGraver2) October 3, 2018
Exit question: Do liberals REALLY want a second bloody civil war over Donald Trump?
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- Unhinged: Georgetown prof says white GOP senators ‘deserve miserable deaths’ — Says corpses should be castrated, fed to pigs
- Teens caught harassing GOP congressman’s family at home
- Florida man ‘fed up’ with Republicans arrested for threatening to kill state GOP lawmaker
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