The Kansas City bomb squad responded to the congressman’s office and reported that the Molotov cocktail did not explode.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio) did not hesitate in calling for a quick investigation and for the person who perpetrated this crime to be punished.
“The Congressional Black Caucus strongly condemns this type of vandalism targeted at Congressman Cleaver, and denounces any act of violence towards Members of Congress,” she said in a statement. “This type of abhorrent behavior is the most ineffective means of voicing discontent or disagreement.”
Shockingly, this is not the first time Rep. Cleaver has been a target.
“This is the second incident within the last six years,” John Jones, Cleaver’s chief of staff, said in a statement issued Thursday. “We have been in constant contact with the staff, and we thank the Kansas City Police, as well as the Kansas City Bomb and Arson Squad for their quick response and thorough work. All of the Congressman’s offices will be open for regular business.”
No one was inside the officer when the object was thrown. Cleaver is currently in Washington D.C.