Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on Suspicious Packages that were sent to the Obamas, the Clintons, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Director of the CIA John Brennan, CNN, George Soros and the Congressional Mail Sorting Facility in Maryland

“I want to thank our brave Secret Service and law enforcement officials for responding quickly to address the threat of possible explosives in New York, Florida and Maryland. As the wife of a Sheriff who founded the Quad-City bomb squad, I fully understand and commend the service of these courageous officials who put their lives on the line to keep the rest of us safe.

“While none of my Congressional offices have received any suspicious packages, we are taking appropriate precautions to ensure we are prepared.

“While we do not know the motivation behind this act of terrorism yet, we do know that violence is always unacceptable. While the divisions between us often run deep, there is so much more that unites us than divides us as one American people. I hope this serves as a reminder to everyone about why it’s so important to maintain a civil discourse in our nation.”

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