Originally published on the New Mexico Independent by Matthew Reichbach 10/22/10 11:50 AM
A suspicious, white powdery substance inside a Swastiska-adorned package was sent to the Tuscon office of U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, CNN is reporting. Grijalva is the chairman of the House Progressive Caucus and has been an outspoken opponent of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
A FBI spokesman told the news network that the substance was not toxic.
According to various media reports, a “white powdery substance” was sent in an envelope along with two drawings of swastikas.
It is not immediately clear what the substance is.
This isn’t the first time that Grijalva has been targeted. According to The Hill, “In April, both of his district offices were forced to close after staff members received death threats following the passage of his state’s controversial immigration law.”
Grijalva had called for a boycott of his own state of Arizona. Grijalva stopped calling for a boycott after a federal judge struck down some key components of Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law.
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