A would-be assassin has been led away in handcuffs, and a high-ranking Republican official is breathing a sigh of relief and thanking law enforcement who worked the case.
Suzanne Muscara of Burlington, Maine, has been arrested on charges of sending a letter to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that claimed it was laced with “ricin residue” and said that Collins had “betrayed the people of Maine.”
The letter was sent to Collins’ home back in October of 2018 following the intense Senate hearings over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Collins had voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
According to reports, when the letter arrived at Collins’ home, it was received by her husband, Thomas Daffron. As anyone can imagine, this is a terrifying situation that they won’t ever forget.
“Senator Collins and Mr. Daffron greatly appreciate the extraordinary efforts made by state and federal law enforcement agencies which culminated in an arrest in this case,” said Annie Clark, spokeswoman for Collins.
Collins’ impassioned speech from the Senate floor angered thousands of liberals, all of whom were hoping she’d betray the president’s trust and side with the Democrats. Muscara is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
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