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 ClintonDershowitz to The Atlantic: Do not violate Constitution to safeguard it Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated GOP Rep. Tom Marino resigns from Congress 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 BrennanBrennan calls on Congress to end shutdown before negotiating border security: Not 'subservient' to the president Washington’s reflexive opposition to Trump on Syria Brennan hopes GOP abandons Trump in 2019 over 'malfeasance, corruption' 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."