Threat against Cantor leads to DNC charity donation

The Hill:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Monday that it will donate money it had received from a man charged with threatening to kill a top Republican.

A DNC official said it was researching contributions made by Norman Leboon, a Philadelphia man charged Monday with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and donate any money he had donated to charity.

"We are researching the matter, and any donations made to the DNC or the Obama campaign by Mr. Leboon will be donated to charity," a DNC official said.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show that Leboon had made two, separate donations to then-Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) presidential campaign. The two donations, made in June of 2008, total $505. These are the only federal contributions on record for Leboon.

The story indicates he has made threats against Democrats, but apparently they were not as specific as the threat against Rep. Cantor. It is rather ironic that with all the Democrat whining about physical threats the first arrest is of a Democrat threatening a Republican leader. There seems to be an epidemic of brick throwing against political offices of both parties. The only winners in that conduct are the glass dealers. The Leboon threat is an escalation too far. Fortunately, the law enforcement officials were able to act to stop him from making goog his threats.

It will probably be a while before passions cool on the passage of the health care bill. We should continue to have a vigorous debate about what is wrong with the bill. The election will decide whether it is repealed and reformed. I favor the repeal.


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