At Least Three House GOP Offices Burgled
Hmmm… crimes of opportunity, or deliberately targeting Republicans (emphasis in original)?
“The evidence points to someone with access to my office, and other offices in the Capitol complex, as the perpetrator,” freshman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., surmised in a letter to the House’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
Other offices hit—many of which handle information dealing with issues of national security, though nothing of a sensitive nature was reportedly taken—include those of Reps. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., and Jon Runyan, R-N.J.; the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security; and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Those looking for some common link might note that Lewis serves on Appropriations; Gowdy sits on Oversight; and Runyan is a member of the Armed Services Committee. Also, staffers on the House Oversight Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census, and the National Archives, which Gowdy chairs, reported that $200 of their money went missing during business hours.
There are a number of possibilities here. One that springs to my mind is that the items taken may have been a smoke screen and the real target was the information in the offices, which can easily be copied without removing it. It could also just be your everyday burglar, but why just Republican offices? Sure, they’re in the majority, but there’s still 190 Democrat offices that could have been hit.
It’s certainly got me wondering.