Next week’s special election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossof has made big news for being the most expensive congressional race in history.
But now it’s making the news for all the wrong reasons.
A day after a crazed shooter attempted to assassinate Republicans in Virginia, more leftwing terrorists have threatened the neighbors of Karen Handel with an unidentified white power in their mailboxes.
The FBI shut down the neighborhood in their investigation to determine who’s behind the threat.
Included with the power was a note railing against Handel as a ‘dirty fascist’ and other epithets we can’t even repeat here.
So much for civil discourse.
Here’s more from Redstate…
In most years, a special House of Representatives election that’s not going to tip power would not get nearly as much attention as this year. With Donald Trump as president, the media, pundits, talking heads, pollsters, and political analysts are diving in deep on these races to see if any of them are a referendum on Trump.
There is an intense focus on the contest between Karen Handel and John Ossoff, the latter taking in tens of millions in donations (most of which is from outside the district) and now there’s some real ugliness surfacing in the form of terrorism.
The Washington Free Beacon has the story:
Police have blocked off Georgia Republican Karen Handel’s neighborhood after reports that letters containing a white powdery substance and calling Handel a “dirty fascist” were left at homes of her neighbors.
Cops have been going from mailbox to mailbox after finding the “suspicious package,” according to local reports, which also indicate that Roswell police continue to flood to the area.
A neighborhood resident posted a picture of the contents of the envelope. She told the Washington Free Beacon that several letters were distributed and that they contained white powder.
The content of the threatening letter, posted below, contains graphic language.
The incident comes a day after a politically motivated shooting on Republicans practicing for Thursday’s congressional baseball game.
Among the Republicans targeted by the shooters social media rants was Handel, who was labeled by the man as a “Republican bitch.”
“Republican Bitch Wants People to Work for Slave Wages, when a Livable Wage is the Only Way to Go! Vote Blue, It’s Right for You!” James Hodgkinson wrote on Facebook.
Handel responded to the information about Hodgkinson by saying that it is time to “work together in a civil and productive way.”
“I am aware that the suspect recently made vile comments about me on social media,” Handel said in her statement. “It also appears that the suspect targeted members of Congress specifically because he disagreed with their views.”