The FBI arrested Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida for mailing pipe bombs to high-profile Democrats and CNN in New York. The people and the cable news network had all been targets of President Donald Trump, either on Twitter or at rallies.
As soon as I first heard about bombs being sent in the mail, I assumed it was a Trump supporter and I assumed they lived in Florida. Not only does it sound very much like a Florida thing to do, but the pipe bombs also had a return address belonging to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic representative from Florida’s 23rd district.
Sayoc didn’t even have the decency to spell the congresswoman’s name correctly.
I thought the FBI was going to slow its roll
I’m actually surprised the FBI was able to find the person responsible for the attempted assassinations so quickly. After all, he was targeting people Trump hates. Since no one had actually been hurt, I figured Trump and his people would get word to the FBI to put this case on the back burner. In Trump’s mind, I’m sure the bomber was sending pipe bombs to all the right people.
After arresting Sayoc, federal agents confiscated his van. It was covered with pro-Trump stickers and propaganda along with photos of prominent Democrats with crosshairs over their photos. His van was somewhat famous in Aventura. People would take selfies while standing in front of the van.
I’m pretty sure the van’s selfie career is over.
What is it about crackpots and their vans? I’m not saying every van owner is a weirdo, but it sure seems like every weirdo owns a van. When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, I thought vans were cool. Now I just think they’re weird.