March 25th, 2010
03:48 PM ET
13 years ago

House GOP leader: someone shot at my office

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Thursday that a bullet had been fired through a window at his campaign office in Richmond, Virginia.

A Richmond police spokeswoman confirmed to CNN that a bullet was fired at the congressman's office. "We are investigating the circumstance surrounding it," spokeswoman Karla Peters said.

Cantor also said that he had received threatening messages but that he would not publicly release the messages out of concern that doing so would only incite further violence.

He also accused Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland - a member of the Democratic House leadership - of "fanning the flames" of violence by using threats that have been made against Democratic members "as political weapons."

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Release the recordings or it didn't happen. Period. Faker. How much did he pay his neighbor to blow a hole in the window?

    March 25, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Mickey

    Hey Cantor, you creep...YOU LIE!

    March 25, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. dan smith

    Probably some Communist Liberal who had Obama's full blessing. He is best friends with a known Terrorist after all.

    March 25, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  4. dan smith

    Sounds like Obama's Terrorist friends at work again.

    March 25, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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