Just days after billionaire Democrat donor George Soros was targeted with a suspected pipe bomb, more suspicious packages were sent to the homes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Eric Holder, Maxine Waters, CNN headquarters, and the office of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
Investigators are reportedly looking into if the attempted attacks are linked and if the devices used have any similarities.
Here is a selection of what a few major politicians are saying about the attempted bombings:
Vice President Mike Pence
“We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country. Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice.”
President Donald Trump
“I agree wholeheartedly!” replied President Trump.
“Mrs. Trump condemns all forms of threats and violence, and thanks law enforcement for their heroic efforts," said First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham.
“I strongly condemn the attempted acts of violence against President Obama, the Clinton family, @CNN & others. There is no excuse—America is better than this. Gratitude to the @SecretService and law enforcement for all they do to keep this nation safe.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
“This is an ongoing situation that President Trump and his admin are monitoring closely. Our condemnation of these dispicable acts certainly includes threats made to CNN as well as current or former public servants. These cowardly acts are unacceptable and wont be tolerated.”
"We are fine, thanks to the men and women of the secret service who intercepted the package addressed to us long before it made its way to our home,” said Clinton in a statement.
Sen. Mitch McConnell
“I stand with all Americans in condemning today’s attempted acts of domestic terrorism. As we continue to learn more, Americans are united in gratitude for the first responders — the Secret Service, the Postal Service, and other law enforcement — who protect our leaders and public figures from such unconscionable acts," said Senate Majority Leader and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in an emailed statement.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“Violence against private citizens, public officials and media organizations has no place in our democracy. I am thankful for the bold and swift action of law enforcement to ensure no one was hurt.”
“Disgusting, vile threats and actions against fellow Americans and our institutions are sadly unsurprising: hate acts follow hate speech. It is past time for us to turn down and tune out the rabid rhetoric.”
Rep. Steve Scalise
These attempted attacks that have been made are beyond criminal, they are acts of pure terror. Violence and terror have no place in our politics or anywhere else in our society.
I have experienced first-hand the effects of political violence, and am committed to using my voice to speak out against it wherever I can.
Those responsible for these evil acts of terror must be hunted down and brought to justice, and I have great confidence that our law enforcement officers will succeed in that mission. As a nation, we must agree that this is a dangerous path and it cannot become the new normal.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
“Once again, we are reminded of the heroism of America’s first responders as they work to counter these attempted attacks. The goal of terrorists is to instill fear. We will not allow them to diminish our commitment to building a brighter future for communities across America.”
Rep. Paul Ryan
“Those behind such reprehensible acts must be brought to justice. We cannot tolerate any attempt to terrorize public figures. I am grateful to the @SecretService, Capitol Police, and all law enforcement who guard against these threats.”
Sen. Ted Cruz
“Violence is never OK. Reports of bombs sent to the homes of Obama, Clinton, and Soros are deeply, deeply disturbing. America is better than this. Political disagreements are fine, even healthy, but we should always be civil and respect each other’s humanity.”