Another GOP Senator who voted to stop the filibuster on 2nd Article infringements.
PHOENIX — Two suspicious envelopes have been found Wednesday at the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). The first two floors of the offices near 22nd Street and Camelback Road have been evacuated.
Phoenix Police are investigating but the envelopes contained an oily substance, according to Phoenix Fire. Two hazmat teams, FBI, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and firefighters also are at the scene.
Police said they were told by office staff that the envelopes looked “suspicious.” “That’s all we know,” said Sgt. Tommy Thompson. “(The envelopes) are secured.”
This will be the fifth suspicious letter or package sent to U.S. politicians, including President Barack Obama, around the country in two days.
Flake is in Washington. He posted his thoughts about the bipartisan immigration reform bill to his Facebook page about an hour before discovery of the letter was made public.
Flake’s Valley offices are across the street from those of Sen. John McCain’s. A spokesman for McCain said authorities have told the staff not to open any packages.
The FBI has confirmed the letters sent to the president and Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8. Those letters tested positive for the poisonous substance ricin.
A Michigan senator also announced Wednesday that his regional office had received a suspicious letter.
No other details were immediately available.