You just knew something like this was going to happen.
A package containing racist pictures were sent to Republican Mia Love’s office this week. Police are investigating.
Mia Love, 4th District congressional candidate, with her husband, Jason. Mia Love will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)
Mia Love says she believes she’s a target because she poses a problem to the policies of the Obama administration.
Deseret News reported:
A packet of information sent to Mayor Mia Love’s office that city officials described as racist launched a police investigation Tuesday.
City Manager Mark Christensen described the contents of the thick envelope as “disturbing” and “pretty creepy stuff.” He said it included a picture of Love and her husband, Jason, and a hooded Ku Klux Klan character. There also were pictures of aborted fetuses, he said.
“I couldn’t tell if it was threatening or anything. It kind of shocked me, what I saw,” he said.
Christensen said the city has received others mailings aimed at Love but nothing like the one that arrived Tuesday. He said he turned it over to the police department.
Saratoga Springs Police Chief Gary Hicken said he assigned an officer to investigate.
“I can say it’s racial in nature but I can’t tell you it’s criminal in nature,” he said.
Love, a Republican who is locked in a heated battled with Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson in Utah’s new 4th Congressional District, took a defiant tone when asked about the mailing.
“I want you to know, I want everyone to know I am comfortable in my skin. I’m comfortable and proud of my heritage. I’m proud of who I am. I know where I’m going and I know what we need to do to get this country back in order again. There isn’t anything that anyone can send me that will distract me from that so they can bring it,” she said…
…Love said she believes she’s a target because she poses a problem to the policies of the Obama administration.
Hat Tip Charles
Mia Love pulled ahead of Democrat Jim Matheson in the latest Utah District 4 poll.