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 SchultzEpstein charges show Congress must act to protect children from abuse NYT: Don't make Acosta a political martyr Epstein charges put Trump Labor secretary back in spotlight 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 ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE, with Wasserman Schultz's office and name as the return address. 


One of those packages, addressed to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The old 'state rights' and the new state power The Hill's Morning Report — Harris brings her A game to Miami debate 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 BrennanWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats Trump critic Brennan praises his Iran decision: I 'applaud' him 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 Sanders2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Cardi B posts message of support for Ilhan Omar #IStandWithIlhan trends after crowd at Trump rally chants 'send her back' 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 TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE during remarks on Wednesday condemned the "political violence" and called for national unity.