Ricin attacks against the WH seem more routine rather than random and their origins do seem to follow ideologies more worried about the extremism within the White House, although why would Canadians want to harm POTUS. Darn that NAFTA 2.0.
The most recent example just happened, when a ricin envelope was sent to the White House in September 2020. The ricin package had been intercepted by law enforcement before reaching Trump, CNN reported. While CNN reported it as a package addressed to Trump, The New York Times reported that ricin was detected on an envelope addressed to the White House. An official said the package was sent from Canada.
To my former colleagues on the fence: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” —Theodore Roosevelt.
— Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) September 19, 2020
Also, Mary Trump said, “If he (trump) can in any way profit from your death, he'll facilitate it, and then he'll ignore the fact that you died.” I believe her.
— BlackLivesMatter (@pink80sgirl) September 19, 2020
It is no coincidence that Princeton University was singled out for abuse by the Trump Administration earlier this week & this morning the campus must be evacuated because of bomb threats made across the campus. It is ritual: Trump gins up the base on racism & harassment ensues.
— Keeanga-Yamahtta T. (@KeeangaYamahtta) September 19, 2020
Alexander Reid Ross, a geography professor, has mapped out the spread of far right vigilantism.
Since early June, Ross has gathered more than 560 examples of far-right actors and vigilantes showing up to demonstrations and other events.https://t.co/XeOygb5kks
— Bloomberg CityLab (@CityLab) September 19, 2020
— David Enrich (@davidenrich) September 19, 2020
McConnell couldn’t wait even 2 hours after Justice Ginsburg’s death to rub his hands in glee, saying he intends to fill her seat before Nov 3. Even apart from the monumental hypocrisy of taking this position after refusing to give Garland a hearing, this is ghoulish.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 19, 2020
If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court. 1/2 https://t.co/BDYQ0KVmJe
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) September 19, 2020
This is what my America looks like.
— Lennie Appelquist (@lenapple) September 18, 2020