Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) referenced a Bible passage Friday in response to the series of bomb scares targeting Democrats around the country, seemingly casting blame on President Donald Trump and his supporters.
“There’s a line in the Bible: ‘You reap what you sow,’” Feinstein declared while touring a mushroom farm in Salinas, California, according to New York Times L.A. bureau chief Adam Nagourney.
Dianne Feinstein says that Trump rallies had stirred up the passions that may have lead to these attacks. "There's a line in the Bible: You reap what you sow."
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The 85-year-old senator’s comment was a reference to Galatians 6:7-8, which reads, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
Feinstein herself was one of the targets of the numerous bomb scares, purportedly carried out by suspect Cesar Sayoc, who has been charged with five federal crimes and faces up to 48 years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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A suspicious package was discovered at Feinstein’s Los Angeles office, located at the corner of Santa Monica and Sepulveda boulevards, at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, KCBS-TV reported.
So far, 13 packages have been discovered. Former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, former DNI James Clapper, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Democratic financier George Soros and actor Robert De Niro were also targeted with suspicious packages.
A van seized by authorities believed to be in connection with Sayoc and the bomb scares is covered with pro-Trump stickers and includes a sticker with crosshairs superimposed over Clinton’s face.
“This is a law and order administration,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday. “We will not tolerate such lawlessness, especially not political violence.”