At least 100 envelopes containing what’s been described as a “mysterious white powder” were mailed to 45th President Donald J. Trump, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and dozens of conservative Kansas lawmakers and officials, including the state’s Attorney General Kris Kobach.
The envelopes packed with the “mysterious white powder”, which began arriving to Kansas lawmakers on Friday, were described in a letter composed by their sender as a “gift” and were signed by “your secret despiser.” While numerous Kansas lawmakers actually received and opened the letters, those addressed to President Trump and to Justice Clarence Thomas were intercepted by the US Postal Service.
Postal inspectors have said that they are unsure of what the powder actually is, but that it’s not anthrax, which was the initial concern.
“There is some message. The message is somewhat unclear, but it was intended to be threatening,” Republican Kansas State Senator Molly Baumgardner told a local ABC News affiliate.
“Kansas legislators that are Republican are being targeted,” she added.
Despite the blatant terror campaign against conservative figures on both a state and national scale, corporate media largely ignored the story, instead gearing their coverage toward celebrating the Juneteenth holiday weekend that turned incredibly violent, leaving at least 12 people dead and more than 100 wounded.
Though ABC News covered the story both locally and nationally, NBC and CBS failed to do so.
Both outlets have been blasted by the Media Research Center as a result, which wrote in a report on the lackluster media coverage that the networks had “outrageously” ignored the story.
“CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News did have time however to hyperventilate over bans on abortions and whine about how they are causing shortages in OB-GYNs (CBS) and that there are supposedly data tracking taking place where abortions are legal (NBC),” the Media Research Center added.
The mass white powder mailing marks just the latest time that an apparent left-wing terrorist has undertaken such a task.
In 2018, a left-winger from Boston was arrested after he mailed a letter containing a white powder to Donald Trump Jr., which included a threatening note reading “You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve.”
Daniel Frisiello, the man who mailed the letter, was sentenced to just five years of probation.