Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's District Office Hit by Molotov Cocktail

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's District Office Hit by Molotov Cocktail

The Missouri congressman's office is vandalized a second time.

Published September 12, 2014

Early Thursday morning, someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the Kansas City office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri). A window was broken, but there was no fire. It is, however, the second incident at that office in the last six years. In October 2011, two people threw rocks through the building's windows.

"Let's not dwell on a small incident that happened and hurt no one. Thoughts, prayers are w/the families & friends of those killed on 9/11," the lawmaker posted on Twitter.

But Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, was not quite so zen.

"The Congressional Black Caucus strongly condemns this type of vandalism targeted at Congressman Cleaver, and denounces any act of violence towards a member of Congress," she said in a statement. "This type of abhorrent behavior is the most ineffective means of voicing discontent or disagreement."

Fudge also called for "a speedy, full, and thorough investigation into this incident by law enforcement" and for the perpetrators to be prosecuted and "punished to the fullest extent of the law."

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Written by Joyce Jones

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