Bomb threat at office of tax reformer Norquist

The Washington Metropolitan Police Department responded to a bomb threat Monday morning at the office of conservative activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
Norquist’s office received a bomb threat via telephone and contacted police at around 9 a.m. Monday, according to Officer A. Clay, a spokesman for the department.

Authorities responded to the office, located at 722 12th St. NW, and the threat was subsequently cleared.
“The police are conducting an investigation” into the matter, wrote John Kartch, director of communications for Americans for Tax Reform, in an email to The Hill.

Norquist has obtained the signatures of all but 13 Republican members of Congress on his Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a commitment to oppose attempts to create a net increase in federal taxes. 

The pledge has been viewed by some as a major roadblock in the debt-ceiling debate.