Limbaugh on bomb threats to Democrats: 'Republicans just don't do this kind of thing'

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday questioned who was responsible for the explosive devices and suspicious packages sent to Democratic figures, including former President Obama and Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run MORE

"Republicans just don't do this kind of thing," Limbaugh claimed during his radio show. "Even though every event, like mass shootings, remember, every mass shooting there is, the Democrats in the media try to make everybody think right off the bat that some tea partier did it, or some talk radio fan did it, or some Fox News viewer did it. Turns out, it's never, ever the case," Limbaugh added, without evidence.

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Limbaugh added that none of the bombs went off before suggesting, also without evidence, that a "Democrat operative" was attempting to create the appearance that there "are mobs everywhere." 

The conservative commentator later said he would not let the reports of the bomb threats distract him from stories such as the migrant caravan traveling toward the U.S.-Mexico border and what he called the "declining blue wave" as the midterm elections near. 

His comments came as reports continued to roll out regarding explosive devices that were sent to Obama and the Clintons' homes on Wednesday. In addition, a suspicious package addressed to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanEx-CIA director: 'I don't have any doubt' Trump will pardon Manafort Senate Dems request probe of White House security clearances Brennan calls light Manafort sentence 'extraordinarily lenient' in light of crimes committed MORE was shipped to CNN's New York office.  

The Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) also was evacuated Wednesday over reports of a suspicious package. 

None of the devices detonated before they were intercepted by authorities.

Several GOP and Democratic lawmakers quickly denounced the actions, with the White House calling the attempted attacks on the Clintons and Obama "despicable."