Breaking: Eric Cantor’s VA campaign office shot at

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Just got the email alert from Fox News but as of yet no story link.

Update – 12:28 PM: Here’s the link/story:

Republican Rep. Eric Cantor’s Richmond campaign office was shot at Wednesday night, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress.

Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor — the No. 2 Republican in the House — is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection, Fox News has learned. As a member of the House leadership, U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock, but he has asked for more security.

As House Republican whip, Cantor is the highest elected Jewish politician in the country.

The Department of Homeland Security is involved in the Cantor case because he is a member of the House leadership.

Fox News has also obtained a threatening message left Friday on the voicemail of Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio.

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9 Responses to “Breaking: Eric Cantor’s VA campaign office shot at”

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  1. I B Wright says:

    someone incited the guy who shot at cantor’s office.

    the only question is which democrat did the inciting?

    how, or even if, it will be covered in the media is not a question. we already know.

  2. Tom TB says:

    I thought my Senator Joe Lieberman, former Vice Presidential candidate, was the highest elected Jewish politician in the country, but then, what do I know…

  3. NC Cop says:

    Gosh I can’t wait to see Matthews, Shuster, Schultz, and the rest of the left wing media screaming about “right wing violence” cover this one.

    No doubt they will condemn such violence and hold the liberals responsible for their “rhetoric”.

    Right? Right?

  4. Drew says:

    Fascinating. For all the media hoopla about Tea Partyers and others threatening Democrats……..the only real act of violence so far is perpetrated against a Republican.

    I’m taking bets on whether this will reach the CBS Evening News…

  5. Brian and/or Dianne says:

    Now, [that] is interesting.

    I didn’t realize that there were [any] Jewish Republicans.

    Are there any figures available which would tell us what perecentage of Jewish voters are registered Republicans?:-?:-?

  6. Brian and/or Dianne says:

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  7. Since you impose a long delay before a comment posts, thereby effectively preventing an exchange of opinions between people who post here,

    Huh? You posted your first comment at 7:24 this morning. It hasn’t even been an hour and I just released it. Your second comment was released 17 minutes after you posted it. I “impose” no “long delay” on comment approval, but unlike you, I have a life and am not on the computer 24-7 and wasn’t even near a computer to approve your comment until just now.

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    This will be our first and last visit.

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  8. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    @ Brian and blah blah blah..On initial posting there is a ‘subject to approval’ which is and should be there for the owner of the site to approve or delete at their discretion.

    @ Sister T

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