All 41 members of the House Oversight Committee issued a statement Friday condemning the act of suspicious packages containing “potentially explosive devices” that were sent this week to prominent Democrats.
“In light of the terrorist acts of the last 48 hours, we are issuing this united statement to condemn in the strongest terms any actions that threaten to commit violence against the people of the United States, including current or former elected officials, members of the media, individual Americans, or anyone else – regardless of their political background or position,” the committee said.
The committee said it was condemning those whose rhetoric excused or encouraged the violence carried about in sending the pipe bombs.
“Just as importantly, we strongly condemn any rhetoric by current or former elected officials, members of the media, individual Americans, or anyone else that condones, excuses, or encourages such violence,” committee members said.
At least 12 packages have been found this week addressed to prominent political and Democratic leaders. None of the packages detonated and there have been no known injuries associated with the bomb threats.
The packages, which are being linked given their appearance and mode of delivery, were sent to former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan via CNN offices, former Director of National Security James Clapper via CNN offices, former Attorney General Eric Holder, four Democratic members of Congress, Democratic mega-donor George Soros, and Trump critic and actor Robert De Niro.