Federal authorities are investigating a string of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and CNN, and “The View” co-host said those threats were similar to heckling faced by Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials in public.
U.S. Secret Service agents intercepted possible explosive devices sent to former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama after a similar package was detonated near the home of philanthropist George Soros, and another forced the evacuation of CNN’s headquarters in New York City.
“I’ve been texting with my former colleagues at CNN, and they’re scared,” said co-host Sunny Hostin. “One former colleague said, ‘This is what happens when the president calls you the enemy of the people.’ I thought, my gosh, you know, the tone is coming from the top.”
Co-host Abby Huntsman urged caution in assigning a political motive to the bombs, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to make any such claims — but Joy Behar said she’s seen enough.
“Fox News hasn’t gotten a bomb yet,” Behar said. “I don’t want them to get a bomb, by the way.”
Behar said the Republican Party needs to push back harder against Trump’s provocations before someone was killed or injured.
“Every time he says things like the press is the enemy of the people, his entire party needs to stand up against him and say something,” Behar said. “Mitch McConnell, where is he? He’s the leader of this party.”
McCain broke in to say the Senate majority leader was already facing similar threats as the Clintons and Obamas — and so are “The View” panelists.
“He’s getting harassed and heckled when he goes out in public to have dinner with his wife,” she said. “So are we.”
Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’
Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance
Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.
Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.
"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.
"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.
"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"
California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report
On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.
"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."
Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.
‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation
Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a
"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."