The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), “dedicated to defeating Democrats and taking back the House in 2020,” reportedly sent Democrats packages after House lawmakers passed an impeachment process resolution on Thursday. The so-called “moving boxes,” given the timing, were seen as suspicious, and Capitol Police were called to investigate.
Per Matt Fuller of HuffPost:
Apparently the NRCC sent some frontline Democrats “moving boxes” after the impeachment vote, but because the boxes looked like suspicious packages, Capitol Police were called to investigate. So that’s neat.
Apparently no one at the NRCC took a second to think whether sending congressional offices suspicious looking packages was a sound idea, which sounds about right.
Others are now confirming the Capitol Police investigation.
The bottom line appears to be that NRCC meant to send a message that the impeachment vote would be fatal to Democratic candidates’ re-election campaigns, but the packages were instead interpreted as potentially fatal for different reasons.
Democrats were targeted via package in the somewhat recent past for their vocal opposition to President Donald Trump.
The NRCC has responded.
“We know Democrats love investigations but why are they looking a gift horse in the mouth? These boxes will be useful next November!” the NRCC said from its official Twitter account.
[Image via Twitter screengrab/Matt Fuller]
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