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 SchultzCongressional Women's Softball team releases roster Overnight Defense — Presented by Huntington Ingalls Industries — Trump nominates Shanahan as Pentagon chief | House panel advances bill to block military funds for border wall | Trump defends Bolton despite differences House panel advances bill to block military construction funds for border wall 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 ClintonThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push MORE, with Wasserman Schultz's office and name as the return address. 


One of those packages, addressed to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEric Holder: 'There are grounds for impeachment' in Mueller report Prosecutor appointed by Barr poised to enter Washington firestorm Dems struggle to make Trump bend on probes 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 BrennanThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Dems ask former CIA chief John Brennan for Iran briefing: report Brennan hits Trump for calling Mueller probe a 'coup': These are 'sociopathic ramblings' 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 SandersThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection California Democrats face crisis of credibility after lawsuits Fox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel 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 John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE during remarks on Wednesday condemned the "political violence" and called for national unity.