According to reports, a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the office window of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-Mo.) Thursday morning. The Hill has the story:
The Kansas City Police and Kansas City Bomb and Arson Squad responded to the scene and completed an initial survey. No one was in the office when the object or objects were thrown. The cocktail did not explode, according to local reports.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio) asked for a speedy investigation and said the people responsible need to be punished to the “fullest extent of the law.”
“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.”
Cleaver is currently in Washington and all of his offices are open Thursday, including the Kansas City office where the incident took place.
His chief of staff said this is the second such incident in the last six years.
A Molotov cocktail is usually composed of a glass bottle filled with flammable liquid with cloth used as a wick.
NewsOne will keep you updated as the story progresses.