Ocasio-Cortez Blames ‘The Right’ And Criticism Of Left-Wing Protesters For Explosive Found In Soros Mailbox

Peter Hasson | Reporter

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed “the right” and its criticism of left-wing protesters for an explosive device found in left-wing billionaire George Soros’ mailbox.

Authorities on Monday afternoon safely detonated the device, which did not explode on its own, near Soros’ New York home.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is a virtual lock to win her congressional race in two weeks, claimed rhetoric on “the right” was to blame for the incident.

“When the right increasingly mischaracterizes nonviolent civil disobedience as ‘violence,’ they provoke actual, targeted attempts to harm others,” she wrote on Twitter. “After relentless GOP conspiracy theorizing, someone attempted to bomb a man who survived Nazi occupation today.”

Police have not yet identified a suspect or motivation for the crime.

Soros is both the subject of some inaccurate conspiracy theories online and a prolific bankroller of left-wing political causes. (RELATED: George Soros Illegally Bankrolling Campaign To Amend Ireland’s Constitution, Government Watchdog Says)

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Left-wing billionaire George Soros REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Activists backed by Soros, for example, handed out cash to left-wing protesters to pay their bail after being arrested for illegally disrupting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, likely in violation of IRS rules.

Soros’ close call comes amidst escalating rhetoric and aggressive political tactics from both sides of the aisle. (RELATED: Sen. Ted Cruz Describes The Mob That Surrounded Him And Chased Him Out Of A Restaurant)

Republican congressmen and allies of President Donald Trump have been consistently harassed and chased in restaurants and anywhere in public they show their faces.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been a consistent advocate against violent rhetoric in politics, especially since surviving a mass assassination attempt of Republican congressmen in July 2017.

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