concern over a severed gas line at the home of Rep. Tom Perriello's brother, discovered the day after a Tea Party activist posted the address online.The reality is that Cuccinelli is fanning the flames of violence among his Tea Party supporters by filing his frivolous anti-health care reform law suit. Of course, if McDonnell and Cuccinelli were serious about taking on the threats of violence coming from the Tea Party, they wouldn't have to look any further than their own rolodexes: the Tea Party is the Republican Party of Virginia's base. Is it any wonder that Virginia's "top cop" is so weak on domestic terrorism?
Federal and local authorities are investigating the incident, which follows an activist sharing the address online so opponents could "drop by" and "express their thanks" for Perriello's vote in favor of health care reform.
Our sister paper, the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, reported today that the gas line connected a propane tank to a gas grill on the home's screened-in porch. The incident is being viewed as an attempted threat to a member of Congress.
The Tea Party Republicans who are making threats against members of Congress who supported health care reform are only going to be further inflamed when Cuccinelli's frivolous law suit is inevitably dismissed.