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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Rep. Costa Response to Targeted Mail Explosives: We Must Stand Up to Fearmongering and Hate

Oct 25, 2018
Press Release

Fresno, CA – Today, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement regarding the recent mailing of explosives to political leaders and media outlets:

“The recent targeting of political leaders and media outlets with explosive packages should raise concerns regarding our current political climate for all Americans.

“We all have a role to play. Leaders, such as myself, and others aspiring for political office must be responsible with our words and messages: We must maintain a civil tone, and we should not play on people’s fears and differences to increase our public standing or political power. Let us remember, the bonds we share as Americans are far stronger than whatever differences we may have.

“In addition, I would like to thank our law enforcement for their swift action in intercepting the explosives and for risking their lives every day to keep us safe.”