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'Mail Bomber' Pleads Guilty To Sending High-Profile Dems Pipe Bombs, Offers Statement Of Regret

On Thursday, the 56-year-old Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs in the mail to numerous high-profile Democrat officials and left-wing media outlets pleaded guilty.

The man sent a spate of pipe bombs via the U.S. Postal Service in October targeting the likes of former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Democrat mega-donor George Soros, actor Robert De Niro, former President Barack Obama, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-CA), and CNN, among others.

According to the Associated Press, the attempted bomber pleaded guilty in front of a federal judge in Manhattan to sending explosives to 16 targets.

The bomber "reportedly started to cry as he pleaded guilty to 65 counts — including 'use of a weapon of mass destruction and illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill,'" noted The Daily Beast.

"In October 2018 I made devices that were designed to look like pipe bombs and sent them in the mail," he confessed. "I know these actions were wrong and I’m extremely sorry."

The would-be bomber was living in a van before his arrest in October outside a South Florida auto parts shop. The vehicle was covered with seemingly hundreds of political bumper stickers, some of which were pro-President Donald Trump and others had crosshairs over Democrats' faces.

Thankfully, no one was hurt by the so-called "mail bomber."

In the summer of 2017, in another act of politically motivated terrorism, a gunman opened fire on Republican congressmen at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Four people on the field were hurt during the shooting before U.S. Capitol Police shot the man dead.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was the most critically injured, shot in the left hip. "As the bullet traveled across his body, it broke bones, tore up internal organs and caused major internal bleeding," noted The New York Times. Scalise, thankfully, made a miraculous recovery.

The man was later found to have had a list of names of ultra-conservative Republican members of Congress in his pocket at the time of the attack, Fox News reported:

Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN)

Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Jim Jordan (R-OH)

Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

The shooter was reportedly living out of a van before the attack and was a volunteer for Senator Bernie Sanders’ failed 2016 presidential campaign.

 
 
 

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