Wasserman Schultz on explosives: I am 'deeply disturbed' my name was used

Wasserman Schultz on explosives: I am 'deeply disturbed' my name was used
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzOmar feuds with Jewish Democrats Shakespeare gets a congressional hearing in this year's 'Will on the Hill' Theatres are a vital educational, creative and economic resource to communities MORE (D-Fla.) on Wednesday condemned the five suspicious packages sent this week with her return address, saying she is "deeply disturbed" that her name was attached.

Packages apparently containing explosives were sent on Wednesday to high-level Democratic leaders, including former President Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVirginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' MORE, with Wasserman Schultz's office and name as the return address. 


One of those packages, addressed to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderObama planning first post-2020 fundraiser Democratic group launches seven-figure ad campaign on voting rights bill Biden: 'Simply wrong' for Trump DOJ to seek journalists' phone records MORE, was returned to Wasserman Schultz's office because it was sent to the wrong address. Two of her Florida offices were evacuated in response, she confirmed in the statement. 

"We will not be intimidated by this attempted act of violence," the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair said in a statement. "This appalling attack on our democracy must be vigorously prosecuted, and I am deeply disturbed by the way my name was used." 

A suspicious package addressed to former CIA director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanFive things to know about the new spotlight on UFOs Extraordinary explanations for UFOs look increasingly plausible Why does the hard left glorify the Palestinians? MORE was also sent to the Time Warner building, where CNN is headquartered. 

The FBI also identified a package sent to Democratic donor George Soros as part of the series. 

Wasserman Schultz was a highly-visible ally of Clinton during the former secretary of State's run for president. The Florida representative's contentious relationship with Clinton rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  MORE (I-Vt.) during the 2016 presidential primaries led to her stepping down as the head of the DNC.

She is widely seen as a divisive figure in the Democratic party. 

"Today, my staff and I will hug each other and our loved ones tightly, and tomorrow get back to work serving the people I was elected to represent," she wrote in the statement. 

Each of the bombs were intercepted before anyone was injured. 

The FBI is currently investigating who was behind the attempted attacks, which have been widely condemned by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE during remarks on Wednesday condemned the "political violence" and called for national unity.