White Powder Sent to Rep. Anthony Weiner
It came with a threatening letter over health care reform
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 4:42 PM CDT
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., questions former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman on Capitol Hill in 2007.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The nastiness continues: New York congressman Anthony Weiner received a threatening letter with white powder today, forcing an evacuation of his Queens office. NYPD and federal officials are testing the powder. The letter railed health care reform, which the outspoken Weiner supported, reports the New York Post. He's one of at least 10 Democratic congressman to receive threats.

"The NYPD was immediately alerted and have responded appropriately by sending a Haz-Mat team," said Weiner in a statement. "My first priority is the safety of my staff and neighbors, and the authorities are currently taking steps to investigate and resolve the situation."

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malakim
Mar 27, 2010 6:52 PM CDT
This is what happens when the reactionaries start believing the lies they spouted to incite outrage.
Kenja
Mar 26, 2010 5:29 PM CDT
So now the party of, "no", is now the party of terrorism?
yukonchuck06
Mar 26, 2010 12:47 PM CDT
It's probably b/c his name is "WEINER"...