TLP: GOP Congressman Learns That It Doesn't Count Without Penetration
As if the Republicans weren't having enough trouble last week. Seems like they don't even make good targets for vandals and nuts with guns.
After Democratic lawmakers reported threats and vandalism they said were related to their support of Obamacare, Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, held a news conference to say, "Me, too. Me, too."
“Just recently, I have been directly threatened,” he said. “A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week, and I have received threatening e-mails. ...”
A preliminary investigation indicated that the incident in question took place around 1 a.m. Tuesday, when a bullet was apparently fired into the air, striking the office window as it traveled back downward, the Richmond police said in a statement.
The bullet struck the window with enough force to break a pane, the police said, but did not penetrate the blinds inside the window. The bullet landed about one foot inside the office, which Mr. Cantor had occasionally used for meetings, the police said.
According to the police, Cantor's window was hit by a "random" shot. Even if they're not especially dangerous, those can be messy, so it's probably a good thing there was glass in the way.