Ex-Congressional Staffer Said She Reported Mail Bombings Suspect to Twitter for Threats - But She Was Brushed Off

Ex-Congressional Staffer Said She Reported Mail Bombings Suspect to Twitter for Threats  -  But She Was Brushed Off

Shortly after Cesar Sayoc was identified as the suspect in the string of mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic figures and CNN, evidence quickly emerged that he appears to be a fervent Republican and supporter of President Donald Trump.

Reports also showed that he has a "lengthy criminal history in Florida dating back to 1991 that includes felony theft, drug and fraud charges, as well as being accused of threatening to use a bomb," according to the New York Times.

But Rochelle Ritchie, a political commentator and former press secretary for Congress, revealed that she had recently been threatened from a Twitter account that appears to belong to Sayoc. She reported the threat to Twitter, she said, but the company took no action.

"Hey @Twitter remember when I reported the guy who was making threats towards me after my appearance on @FoxNews and you guys sent back a bs response about how you didn’t find it that serious," she wrote. "Well guess what it’s the guy who has been sending #bombs to high profile politicians!!!!"

In a screenshot Ritchie shared, the account @hardrock2016 had told her, "So you like to make threats.We unconquered Seminole Tribe will answer your threats.We have nice silent Air boat ride for u here on our land Everglades Swamp .We will see u here 4 sure.Hug your loved ones real close every time you leave home."

BuzzFeed found photos from the account @hardrock2016 that appear to show Sayoc himself celebrating Trump and attacking CNN.


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