A radical Democrat was arrested for attempting to assassinate US Senator Susan Collins using ricin, in retaliation for her vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The Daily Caller reports:
A Maine woman was charged with sending a threatening letter to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday, adding to a list of threats and unwanted mail Collins has received throughout the past year.
Suzanne Muscara, 37, of Burlington, Maine, reportedly mailed starch to Collins’ husband, Thomas Daffron, with a letter that is said to have been coated with “ricin residue,” The Associated Press reported. Muscara was reportedly arrested Friday after an investigation. The letter also reportedly was not signed and said Collins had “betrayed the people of Maine.”
The Maine senator spoke out about the letter containing poison in a December 2018 interview, saying “There was an envelope that arrived a few days after the ricin envelope and letter that had white powder in it. And fortunately, the postal service inspector did a great job intercepting it, and you have to treat everything like that seriously. It said anthrax ha, ha, ha. And … it was a very difficult time.”
This is a harsh reminder that domestic terrorism is strong in the country, such as the assassination attempts against GOP lawmakers in Alexandria during baseball practice, or the attempted bombings of Democrat legislators in Florida.