U.S. Capital Hill cops said the parcel was intercepted Monday morning at a postal facility in Landover, Maryland, during a routine screening of congressional mail that began after the 9/11 attacks and an anthrax scare.King is a Roman Catholic, so whoever sent the attached anti-Semitic statement was clearly confused (besides being a racist loon). Whoever was responsible has a whole lot of hate stored up.
The severed pig's foot was accompanied by a letter filled with anti-Semitic slurs.
The gory package never reached King's office, and police notified the Long Island Republican about it Monday.
"The package was discovered at a mail facility off the Hill early this morning. We have an active open investigation regarding the incident and are working with postal inspectors," said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider without elaborating.
The threatening mailing came after King launched a series of controversial hearings last month on the "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community."
It was not clear if the package was mailed in response to the hearings, whichsparked protests from American-Muslims in New York and in Washington.
King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has been the target of threats since he scheduled the hearing.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Mixed Messages of Hate Sent To Rep. Peter King's Office
Someone has their bigotry all mixed up in a melange of hate, when someone sent GOP Rep. Peter King a bloody pig’s foot and an anti-Semitic note in wake of his hearings on Muslim radicalization.