Republican National Committee’s headquarters evacuated after vials of blood are addressed to Donald Trump
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Trump’s handpicked leadership recently took over the RNC.

The Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated two vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump following the presumptive presidential nominee’s takeover of the national party apparatus.

Hazardous-materials teams were called in after the vials were discovered, according to the U.S. Capitol Police, who said they would continue to investigate. It was unclear if anyone came into contact with the blood and to whom it belonged.

The vials were addressed to Trump, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak about it publicly. It was unclear if any message accompanied the vials explaining why they were sent.

Spokespeople for the RNC and the U.S. Secret Service did not immediately return messages seeking comment. The Metropolitan Police Department and the local fire department referred comment to the Capitol Police.

Earlier Wednesday, the Capitol Police issued a statement advising people to avoid the block where the RNC is located, a short walk southeast of the Capitol. The House sergeant at arms, the U.S. House of Representatives’ chief law enforcement and protocol officer, sent out information advising traffic restrictions in the area “due to law enforcement activity at the RNC.”

Trump’s handpicked leadership — including his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, as the party’s national Vice Chair and former North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley as RNC Chair — recently took over the RNC, completing his takeover of the national party as he closes in on a third straight GOP presidential nomination. A Trump campaign senior adviser, Chris LaCivita, has taken over as the RNC Chief of Staff.

Wednesday’s situation comes less than two months from the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where Trump is slated to become the party’s official 2024 nominee and at which significant protests are expected. According to a letter sent last month to the Secret Service, RNC counsel Todd Steggerda asked officials to keep protesters back farther from the site than had been originally planned, arguing that an existing plan “creates an elevated and untenable safety risk to the attending public.”


Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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  • Dont Say FLA

    May 22, 2024 at 11:26 am

    Millions of tampons soaked in raspberry kool aid would be pretty hilarious. But actual blood? Yuck!

  • My Take

    May 22, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Someone took Trump’s “bloodbath” to heart.

    • Ron Forrest Ron

      May 22, 2024 at 11:38 am

      People are saying Trump’s mixed messages on abortion are because he like to take stem cell baths to stay forever young and “healthy,” and he prefers manufacturing to be done here in the USA rather than overseas even if the Chinese do live longer than USAmericans.

  • Dancing Outlaw

    May 22, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    Why would anybody evacuate due to vials of blood at the RNC? It’s normal and expected for blood to be found in vampire dens.

    Now if a backbone had been discovered in the RNC, that would be international news and definitely a concern because nobody would expect to find a backbone there.

    • My Take

      May 22, 2024 at 2:18 pm

      Too true.
      And souls. Even though invisiblè you can be sure none is there.

  • DustOff471

    May 22, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    Vials of blood could be the carrier medium for some kind of biological attack. Guess the Dems are running out of other ways to keep Trump out of the election. If course with a monumental failure like Biden on their ticket they can’t rely on a free and fair election.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 28, 2024 at 11:07 pm

      Are you saying there are biologics that survive in vials stored at USPS ambient temperatures but also attack live humans full of warm blood?

      Or are you saying G0Ps are vampyres? I might agree on that one.

  • rick whitaker

    May 22, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    DUSTOFF471 if you are going to lie it should be something more believable. you maga cultist are all alike. habitual liars, everyone of you. your mom would be ashamed of you lying , unless she is maga too. calling a fine man like biden a failure, what a whopper.

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