Federal law enforcement arrested a Florida man on Friday in connection with packages containing explosive devises delivered to Democratic leadership and critics of 45. The suspect, Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, is being questioned by agents from the Join Terrorism Task force and faces five federal charges. Sayoc, a registered Republican, has a criminal history that includes bomb threats. The FBI confirmed on Friday that the bombs discovered over the course of the week were live explosives and not hoax devices.
13 bombs were delivered or mailed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Democratic donor George Soros.
On Wednesday the Make America Great Again Committee authorized by the Republican National Committee sent out what the RNC claims was an automated email. Part of the email read, “I have some breaking news for CNN… That is the real America that exists outside of the liberal bubble. It’s time for us to give the media another wake-up call from the American people.” This message came as CNN evacuated due to a package containing a bomb delivered to the CNN mailroom.
NPR reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sayoc “may have been a partisan … appears to be partisan, but that will be determined as the case goes forward,” in a Friday afternoon press conference. Despite hesitance to assign political motive, the intended targets of this domestic terrorist attack paint a clear picture of Sayoc’s intentions, as does his alleged Twitter feed. The attempted bomb spree came on the heels of 45 and his administration’s continued and concerted verbal attacks on critics and opponents of the President and his agenda.