Brady confident feds will catch sender of suspected mail bombs

"They're pretty close already. ... They'll do justice."

Mike Dougherty
October 26, 2018 - 7:51 am
Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., is shown at Philadelphia International Airport addressing protesters in January 2017.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As authorities continue to investigate the source of the suspicious devices that were sent to politicial leaders, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., is confident the feds will track down those responsible. 

Brady, the ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee, says he's been getting frequent updates on the investigation.

"They'll get him. They're 100% certain they'll get him. They're pretty close already. They'll do a number on him. They'll do justice," Brady said.

In the meantime, he sayd, it's business as usual at the Capitol.

Brady has spoken to several of the targets, including Joe Biden and Maxine Waters, and says they are fine but a little shaken up.

Brady was in office back in 2001 when Ricin was being sent to politicians. Two of his staffers quit over the scare that prompted the implementation of a mail screening process.

"If you send me mail, I don't get it for like two weeks, 'cause it goes to our mail office handling in West Virginia. They X-ray it, they scrutinize it, and that's what happened with these bombs," Brady said.

He says he's thankful none of the bombs went off and that no mail handlers were hurt.

Regardless of what the mail bomber's goal was, Brady says he and his colleagues are not afraid and will continue to do their jobs.