Given how heavily invested the left is in this race (dude), it’s entirely possible that another crank has tipped over the edge and seen his rage turn pathological. But I don’t think Dave Weigel’s crazy to wonder if this is a hoax perpetrated by someone who supports Handel and is hoping to discredit Ossoff. It’s happened before. It’ll happen again.
Authorities are looking into several calls of suspicious envelopes in a Roswell neighborhood where Republican 6th District candidate Karen Handel lives…
Police confirmed that they are now investigating a total of five calls of other homes that have also received powdery substances. At this time, they don’t know if there are any more out there that have been delivered. The U.S. Postal truck that was involved has been notified…
Handel, who is running for the Georgia 6th District Congressional seat, confirmed that she also got an envelop at her home and released a statement on the situation saying, “This afternoon we had some suspicious packages delivered to our house and to our neighbors. The packages contained threatening letters and a suspicious substance. The police were quickly notified and street is now being blocked off. We will continue to coordinate with law enforcement as necessary.”
Ossoff’s campaign told a local news outlet that they’ve been threatened more than once with violence too during the campaign and hired a security detail just today. A photo of one of the letters that was sent to Handel’s neighbors:
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) June 15, 2017
“Bourgeoisie motherf***ers” reeks of something you’d write if you were badly imitating what you thought an unhinged leftist would say in a note like this, but the Free Beacon reminds us that James Hodgkinson was in fact a genuine unhinged leftist who was totally over the top in his own rhetoric. “Republican Bitch Wants People to Work for Slave Wages, when a Livable Wage is the Only Way to Go! Vote Blue, It’s Right for You!” he wrote of Handel in one Facebook post. Put that on a note and toss it into an envelope with some white powder and I’d have told you that that could be a hoax too. Hodgkinson was no hoaxster.
According to the latest poll, Ossoff and Handel are tied at 47/47. If Democrats lose this race after dumping $23 million into it, there won’t be enough Prozac in the world to help them.