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Democrats Facing Tough 2020 Races Receive Suspicious Packages After Impeachment Vote

House Democrats who are in danger of losing their seats in the 2020 election received packages from a Republican group after the impeachment vote that they reported to police as suspicious.

Reps. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), and Conor Lamb (D-Penn.) were among the Democrats in swing districts receiving the boxes from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

The cardboard boxes were labeled as being from “The NRCC” and said “Get Packing!”

At least several congressional staffers reported the packages to the police, fearing what was inside.

The NRCC said in a statement responding to a report about the situation: “We know Democrats love investigations but why are they looking a gift horse in the mouth? These boxes will be useful next November!”

We know Democrats love investigations but why are they looking a gift horse in the mouth? These boxes will be useful next November! https://t.co/LJcjF9D8KR

— NRCC (@NRCC) October 31, 2019

A number of the representatives who received the packages criticized the group.

“I cannot figure out why anyone would think its funny to leave suspicious packages for Members of Congress. Thank you to the Capitol Police for keeping us safe, and sorry your time was wasted on such an irresponsible and reckless stunt,” Wexton wrote in a statement.

I cannot figure out why anyone would think its funny to leave suspicious packages for Members of Congress.

Thank you to the Capitol Police for keeping us safe, and sorry your time was wasted on such an irresponsible and reckless stunt. https://t.co/Y6hF768Uaa

— Jennifer Wexton (@JenniferWexton) October 31, 2019

“Id like to thank the Capitol Police for their professionalism in responding to the suspicious package left at our office today,” Spanberger added. “The @nrcc pulled a ridiculous stunt, leaving suspicious packages across Capitol Hill and diverting and wasting law enforcement resources.”

Id like to thank the Capitol Police for their professionalism in responding to the suspicious package left at our office today.

The @nrcc pulled a ridiculous stunt, leaving suspicious packages across Capitol Hill and diverting and wasting law enforcement resources. https://t.co/AoYZopiAiR

— Abigail Spanberger (@SpanbergerVA07) Read More – Source

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