A Florida man has been arrested in connection with explosive devices sent to prominent Trump critics this week, multiple outlets are reporting. NBC News and the New York Times have identified the suspect as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Florida.
Individuals including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and former Vice President Joe Biden — were sent suspicious packages containing explosive devices this week.
The trail of pipe bombs has targeted former presidents, administration officials, an actor, and a billionaire, all tied in some way to the Democratic Party or progressive politics. The FBI, Secret Service, and state authorities have launched a major investigation.
So far, official sources confirm the following people have been sent explosive devices:
- Hillary and Bill Clinton
- Barack and Michelle Obama
- Liberal donor George Soros
- Former CIA Director John Brennan (at the New York City CNN newsroom)
- California Rep. Maxine Waters
- Former Attorney General Eric Holder (package sent to the return address, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida office)
- Actor Robert De Niro
- Joe Biden
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
After the threats, President Donald Trump called on Americans to “unify and send a clear message that acts of political violence have no place in the United States.” However, hours later at a rally in Wisconsin, he sounded off on the media for what he characterized as sowing divisiveness, and he hasn’t addressed his own endorsements of political violence.